Abuse can happen to anyone — no matter the person’s age, sex, race, religion, or ethnic or cultural background. Each year, thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. This is called elder abuse.
Abuse can happen in many places, including the older person’s home, a family member’s house, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, health care providers, caregivers, or friends.
What to do if You Suspect Elder Abuse
Florida is the second-highest state for crimes committed against seniors. If you or someone you know suspect possible abuse or neglect of an elder, contact the Elder Abuse hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE. All calls will remain confidential. Remember, it is always better to be proactive even if it does not result in a case.
Schedule a Community Presentation or a Training Session
The Alliance for Aging’s experienced Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator delivers customized training sessions in communities across our county, whether in Elder Care Homes, Day Care facilities, community settings or to agencies/organizations that work or interact with elders.
Receiving the proper training is critical in successfully detecting, intervening and preventing elder abuse cases. We encourage all those working with older adults to receive training on elder abuse and neglect, to build greater awareness in the community. Our staff will work with you, to customize sessions to meet your needs and around your scheduling requirements, to better equip staff, volunteers with the knowledge and tools necessary to recognize, respond to, prevent and report incidents of elder abuse as well as provide information on local and national programs and services that assist older adults at-risk or experiencing abuse.
Our Elder Abuse Coordinator works with agencies to improve service coordination through strengthening and engaging community partnerships, to enhance prevention activities.
Requesting a Training Session
We will work with you to design a training session(s) to meet your organization’s needs, in English or Spanish. Please complete the online Training Request Form below to book a training session. Advance bookings are required, ideally with a minimum of 1-2 weeks’ notice before the intended date of the training.
We can provide training through various formats:
- On-Line Webinars/Training
- On-site WorkshopsFor more information, contact our Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator at (305) 670-6500, Ext. 11275 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample of Training Topics
- Elder Abuse 101
- Top 10 Things You Should Know about Elder Abuse
- Scams 101
- Professional Training – Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
- Preventing Economic Abuse and Financial Exploitation4