Resources

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SOME FACTS

World Health Organization: Elder Abuse – Go to site.

United Nations Human Rights of Older Persons – Go to site.

United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development, Aging – Go to site.

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging – Fighting Fraud: U.S. Senate Aging Committee Identifies Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation’s Seniors – 2016

AARP Public Policy Institute – Choosing Home For Someone Else: Guardian Decisions on Long-Term Services and Supports – August 2013

United Nations Follow Up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing –  Report of the Secretary General – July 2011

United States Government Accountability Office Report on Guardianships: Cases of Financial Exploitation, Neglect and Abuse of Seniors – Report to the Chairman, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate – September 2010

ARTICLES

View articles on Elder Guardianship Abuse

OTHER RESOURCES

U.S. Department of Justice: Elder Justice Website is a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families; practitioners who serve them; law enforcement agencies and prosecutors; and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation’s elders. Go to site.

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging: Described as “a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans.” While special committees have no legislative authority, they can study issues, conduct oversight of programs, and investigate reports of fraud and waste. Go to site.

Administration for Community Living: A new organization of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services with the mission to “Maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.” Go to site.

National Guardianship Network: An umbrella group of organizations “dedicated to effective adult guardianship law and practice.” Go to site.

National Guardianship Association: A professional group “to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.” Go to site.

The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging: A section of the attorneys’ organization whose mission is “to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of elders.” Go to site.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: An association of attorneys who are “dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.” Go to site.

National Center for State Courts: “An independent, nonprofit court improvement organization.” Go to site.

Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship: Florida-based group with a mission to “assure due process and adherance to Constitutional and statutory safeguards.” Go to site.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers: Professional group of specialists who can “provide, in some cases, alternatives to guardianship.” Go to site.

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