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General Resources

A Citizen's Guide to Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse - A handbook about preventing and reporting elder abuse from the California Office of the Attorney General

Elder Financial Abuse Basics - National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Organizations

Legal

CANHR's Lawyer Referral Service (LRS): (800) 474-1116  or www.canhr.org/LRS/index.html

California State Bar Association: (800) 843-9053 or www.calbar.ca.gov

California Attorney General - website contains key resources on elder abuse at http://caag.state.ca.us.

California law online access - http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml


State & Federal Government Departments

Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse: (800) 722-0432  or http://caag.state.ca.us/bmfea/index.htm.

Adult Protective Services: California Department of Social Services Web site at http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Adult-Protective-Services.

Department of Public Health (DPH), Licensing and Certification: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/

Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing: http://ccld.ca.gov/

State Insurance Commissioner's Office: (800) 927-4357 or http://www.insurance.ca.gov/

California Department of Real Estate at http://www.dre.ca.gov/cons_complaint.html/.

Medicare Fraud: (800) 447-8477  or www.medicare.gov/FraudAbuse/Overview.asp.

Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357 or through the FTC’s website at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) at www.gao.gov has reports and studies on nursing homes.


Advocacy Organizations

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR): (415) 974-5171 & (800) 474-1116  or www.canhr.org

Long Term Care Ombudsman: (800) 231-4024 or at www.aging.ca.gov/programs/ombudsman.asp.

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP): (800) 434-0222  or www.cahealthadvocates.org.

California Senior Medicare Patrol at (855) 613-7080  or https://cahealthadvocates.org/fraud-abuse/.

National Center on Elder Abuse: (800) 677-1116 or https://ncea.acl.gov/ has background information on elder abuse issues, studies, and resources.

Elder Financial Protection Network: www.bewiseonline.org/

Research, Studies and Reports

Brain Studies

Changes in cognitive abilities coupled with the fear of outliving resources make seniors prime targets for financial abuse.

  • Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment without Dementia in the United States (Duke University)
  • The Orbitofrontal Cortex, Real-World Decision Making, and Normal Aging (University of Iowa)

Elder Financial Abuse Studies and Reports

  • Examining Faulty Foundations in Today’s Reverse Mortgages (Consumers Union of U.S., CANHR, & Fair Lending Project for Seniors Council on Aging Silicon Valley – December 2010)
  • Ethical Concerns in Addressing Elder Abuse - Respecting Autonomy and Self-Determination while Providing Protection (National Center on Elder Abuse Administration on Aging Report – December 2004)
  • Report on States' Adult Protective Services Responses to Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults (National Adult Protective Services Association – July 2003)

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