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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 - www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html


State & Federal Government Departments

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Older Americans homepage on the CFPB website

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/agedblinddisabled/PG1298.htm.

Department of Public Health (DHP), Licensing and Certification: www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/LnC/Pages/lnc.aspx

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

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

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

California Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse

Medicare Fraud: (800) 447-8477 or www.medicare.gov/forms-help-and-resources/report-fraud-and-abuse/fraud-and-abuse.html

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/ltcop.

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

California Senior Medicare Patrol at (714) 560-0309  or www.cahealthadvocates.org/fraud/index.html.

National Center on Elder Abuse: (800) 677-1116 or www.ncea.aoa.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.


Elder Financial Abuse Studies and Reports

Last Modified: April 26, 2016