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Elder Abuse Prevention

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As the number of older adults increases nationally, communities face growing concerns about the abuse of their elders. Elder abuse can be difficult to spot, and it often happens at the hands of family caregivers. The resources below can help tribes educate their communities about elder abuse and ensure their elders are honored and protected. The resources include information on elder abuse prevention needs and strategies that have worked for tribal communities.

Elder Abuse in Indian Country

Resources from the Administration on Community Living

The Administration on Community Living offers information to help identify and report elder abuse.

Elder Abuse Codes

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative gathered elder abuse codes from tribes across Indian Country to help elders and their families protect against or address elder abuse. View the tribal elder abuse codes.

Elder Abuse Prevention Program Profiles

This fact sheet highlights research findings on elder abuse in Indian Country.

These fact sheets describe programs that offer elder abuse prevention services and include successful strategies, funding, and lessons learned.

LTSS Webinars

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View these webinar recordings and materials to learn more about elder abuse prevention in Indian Country.

Elder Abuse Prevention Resources

  • National Center on Elder Abuse
    Offers information about elder abuse prevention research, training, practices, news, and resources
  • National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
    Provides information to assist tribes in preventing elder abuse and creates culturally sensitive resources for tribes, health care providers, and law enforcement to help protect elders
  • Center for Rural Health
    Connects rural and tribal communities with tools and information to promote the wellbeing of elders