FAITH INITIATIVE developed for
the Episcopal Church (2012)
"Research to Practice Brief 3"
The Study of Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in Care Facilities (2012)
MetLife Elder Financial Abuse Reports (PDF)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
"Sexual Violence in Later Life"
Please go to the following link on the NSVRC website:
to access the guide, fact sheet, resource list, research brief, bulletin, and annotated bibliography.
Strategic Planning Workbook (May 2011)
By: Mary ALynn Kasunic, M.S., CPM
In 2004, NCPEA initiated a pilot project to promote the development of new local elder abuse prevention networks. NCPEA partnered with the Area Agency on Aging, Region One in Phoenix, Arizona, to develop and implement the “Local Network Development Project.” From 2004 to 2006, the Area Agency conducted surveys of existing local elder abuse prevention coalitions, facilitated 6 national teleconferences, provided on-site training and technical assistance to create 4 new local coalitions, and presented the project at national conferences. The pilot project illustrated the rationale for increased emphasis on the development of local elder abuse prevention coalitions as an effective approach for addressing elder abuse issues at the local level. In response to the project’s success, AoA awarded a grant to NCPEA in 2007 that was renewed annually to continue the project through June 2011 to foster the development of local elder abuse prevention coalitions throughout the U.S.
The Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Editor: Karen Stein, Ph.D
Associate Editor: Sharon Merriman-Nai, M.C.
The Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect is devoted to the study of the causes, effects, treatment, and prevention of the mistreatment of older people. It is the nation's oldest and most comprehensive source of information on elder abuse and neglect. Intended for researchers, educators, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of aging, health, mental health, social services, adult protective services, domestic violence, law, and criminal justice, it provides a forum for the discussion of program development, policy initiatives, personal commentary, and scientific investigation about elder abuse and neglect.
Subscriptions to JEAN are available free of charge to NCPEA members.
For more information about JEAN, including subscription prices for individuals and libraries, the content of recent issues, reviews, and to order a free sample copy, visit the Tayor & Francis website at: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WEAN or click here.
Click here to view the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect brochure/order form.
Call for papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. For more information about submitting a manuscript, contact the editor:
Karen Stein, Ph.D
University of Delaware, School of Public Policy & Administration
NCPEA has produced manuals, monographs, articles and videos on cutting edge issues in elder abuse prevention. Some were produced for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA. Funded by the Administration on Aging of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, NCEA is the nation's primary resource on elder abuse and neglect.
Some of the materials produced for NCEA are available on NCEA's website. Others are available through the Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE), which is operated by NCEA partner the University of Delaware at the rate of $.20 per page. Still others can be purchased through NCPEA.
Clearninghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
University of Delaware
Department of Consumer Studies
Alison Hall West, Room 211
Newark, DE 19716
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 464-9481
Fax: (202) 872-0057
Johnson, T. & Wolf, R. (Eds.). (1998). Elder mistreatment: ethical issues, dilemmas, and decision making - a trainer's manual. Available from CANE, File No M20-165.
Three cases of potential or actual mistreatment are presented and discussed from the perspective of physical and mental health clinicians, social workers, lawyers and clergy. The purpose is to show how the various professions approach the same ethical issues and dilemmas and how ethical practice can be integrated into the multidisciplinary context.
- Nerenberg, L. (2004). An introduction to the civil justice system and its role in elder abuse prevention. Washington DC: National Center on Elder Abuse. (Copies available for $15 from NCPEA).
Provides a general introduction to the civil justice system for health and social service professionals; remedies available to elder abuse victims through the civil court system, including tort actions, contract actions, divorce, constructive trusts, eviction, civil protective orders and guardianship; obstacles and challenges; promising practices and resources.
- Nerenberg, L. (2004). Multidisciplinary elder abuse prevention teams: a new generation. (Available on NCEA's website at or for $15 from NCPEA).
This manual draws from the findings of NCPEA's national survey of multidisciplinary teams to provide guidance to existing teams and groups interesting in starting teams. Four types of teams are described: elder fatality review teams, financial abuse specialist teams (FASTs), rapid response FASTs, and teams with a medical focus. Sample materials, best practices, tips and resources are included.
- Nerenberg, L. (2002). Abuse in nursing homes: special research review.
Although the field of elder abuse prevention has historically focused on abuse in domestic settings, interest in abuse against residents of nursing homes has been rising. The forms of elder abuse found in nursing homes mirror those found in domestic settings; they include homicide, physical and sexual assault, neglect, inappropriate restraint, financial abuse, isolation, verbal threats and intimidation. In addition, nursing home abuse includes institutionalized practices that result in ...
- Nerenberg. L. (2002). A feminist perspective on gender and elder abuse: a review of the literature.
This literature review describes a body of work that applies a "gender- based analysis" to elder abuse. Several explanations are offered for why there have been no systematic attempts to develop a feminist analysis of elder abuse to date.
- Teaster, P.B. A response to the abuse of vulnerable adults the 2000 survey of state adult protective services.
Findings of a survey conducted by NCPEA and the National Association of Adult Protective Services Administrators for the National Center on Elder Abuse. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam were sent an extensive survey concerning each state's APS program for fiscal year 2000. Information was collected on reports of abuse for elders 60+ as well as vulnerable adults 18-59.
- Teaster, P.B. & Nerenberg, L. (2003). A national look at elder abuse multidisciplinary teams.
The findings of a national survey to explore the various models of multidisciplinary teams currently in use and their distinguishing features. Elder fatality review teams, financial abuse specialist teams (FASTs), rapid response FASTs, and teams with a medical focus were included in the sample. The survey describes teams' policies and procedures, sponsorship, costs, confidentiality provisions and other key features.
- Wolf, R.S. (1999). Elder shelters: U.S., Canada, and Japan. Available from CANE, File No. J4893-13.
Contains the findings of a survey of 20 elder shelters in US, Canada and Japan. Shelters included rooms in residential care homes, safe homes, apartments in housing for the elderly, designated floors or areas in building that have other functions, and buildings designed as shelters.
- Wolf, R.S. (1999). A research agenda on abuse of older persons and disabled adults.
Produced in collaboration with the National Association of Adult Protective Services (NAAPSA), the report draws from the findings of previous surveys and workshops as well as a special session conducted at NAAPSA's 1998 conference.
- Wolf, R.S. (1998). Support groups for older victims of domestic violence: sponsors and programs. Available from CANE, document J4123-37.
The findings of a survey conducted to identify support groups designed specifically for older victims of abuse; provide information to assist other communities replicate promising models; and identify factors that contribute to group success.
- Wolf, R.S. (1997). Resident abuse in nursing homes. Available from CANE, document N4726-3.
Written for the Research Digest of the NCEA Exchange newsletter, this article provides an overview of four noted studies that explore the incidence of resident abuse in nursing homes in the U.S. Studies by Pillemer and Moore (1990), Payne and Cikovic (1995), Paton and colleagues (1994) and the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Social Services (1990) are detailed.
- Wolf, R. (1997). Factors affecting the rate of elder abuse reporting to a state protective services program. Available from CANE, File No J4115-23
Findings of a study to determine the factors that influence the number of elder abuse and neglect case reports to protective services programs. Factors positively associated with higher rates of reporting were more training programs, higher agency service scores, and, surprisingly, a higher percentage of individuals aged sixty and older living alone.
MetLife Mature Market Institute
"The Essentials" Brochure
The MetLife/Mature Market Institute offers a series of downloadable guides
that help to answer common questions regarding healthy living for the elderly. Topics include:
- Preventing Elder Abuse
- Falls and Fall Prevention
- Adult Day Services
- Medicare and Medicaid
- Preventing Elder Abuse (PDF, 1.39 mb)
Older adults can be especially vulnerable to abuse or exploitation. Elder abuse is a complex issue encompassing economic, societal, psychological, and physiological issues of both the abuser and the abused. MetLife is pleased to offer this Frequently Asked Questions document which was created in partnership with the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. This document is a starting point to help you understand the nature of elder abuse and its many forms, recognize ways to prevent elder abuse, and learn how obtain assistance if you have been a victim or suspect someone you care about has been a victim of elder abuse.
- Falls and Fall Prevention (PDF, 685 kb)
Understanding the reasons for falls and the risk factors associated with falls at various ages are important to reducing the risk. MetLife is pleased to offer this document as a useful tool for understanding the risks related to falls and identifying preventive steps you can take to reduce this risk for you and your loved ones. This FAQ is meant to be a helpful starting point to research other, more complex questions you might have.
- Adult Day Services (PDF, 1.09 mb)
Adult Day Services centers provide health oversight, assistance with daily activities, supervision, and socialization, allowing disabled individuals to live in their homes and receive needed care in a professionally staffed community-based setting. They also provide respite for family caregivers and/or allow them to work with the comfort of knowing their family member is safe and his or her care needs are being met.
- Medicare and Medicaid (PDF, 1.39 mb)
A concisely written how-to guide for older Americans and their families, which answers basic and in-depth questions about both health care programs, including the most common: “what’s the difference between the two?”
Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Update
The MOLST Training Center and MOLST web pages in the Professionals, Patients and Families sections on www.CompassionAndSupport.org are being updated with new material almost daily.
- 2010 revised MOLST form (DOH-5003) Available
(The MOLST form (DOH-5003) has been positively received by practitioners and viewed as user-friendly.)
Use the "Order MOLST Form" button and follow the directions on the Educational Resource Formfound on the home page of www.CompassionAndSupport.org.
- 2008 Supplemental MOLST forms (B-1621 and B-1622)
The Supplemental forms are obsolete, given the significant changes in New York State (NYS) Public Health Law (PHL) and will NOT be replaced. The new process:
1. Follow clinical and legal steps outlined in the MOLST Instructions and Legal Requirements Checklists.
2. Document in the medical record; documentation of legal requirements on a supplemental form is NO longer required.
3. The MOLST form travels with the patient.
- MOLST Instructions and Legal Requirements Checklists for Adult Patients
The NYSDOH is developing MOLST Instructions and Legal Requirements Checklists. New web pages have been developed at www.CompassionAndSupport.org to house the Checklist for Adult Patients, the Checklist for Minor Patients, the Checklist for Patients with Developmental Disabilities who lack medical decision-making capacity, and Checklist for use in a mental hygiene facility. The latter two Checklists are being developed in collaboration with OMRDD and OMH.
- New! Education and Training Resources online at www.CompassionAndSupport.org
MOLST and FHCDA PowerPoint (pps format)
Two powerpoints are available for educational sessions on www.CompassionAndSupport.org; one is for all settings and all professionals, the second is for EMS.
- MOLST Chart Documentation Forms
Documentation of the clinical process and legal requirements should be included in the medical record. Documentation of the clinical process and legal requirements should be included in the medical record. You may wish to review the sample (optional) MOLST Chart Documentation Forms that align with each of the five checklists. These will be posted today at Checklist for Adult Patients on www.CompassionAndSupport.org.
MOLST Statewide Implementation Team web page will launch soon. It will be housed in the MOLST for Professionals section below the MOLST & FHCDA web page. MOLST Statewide Implementation Team Workgroups are forming and setting up meeting times. Members are welcome. Dates/times will be posted on the new web page.
Please consult www.CompassionAndSupport.org for periodic updates. Links to the NYSDOH checklists and newly revised educational resources will be housed in the Featured Topics, along with News and Events sections on the home page of www.CompassionAndSupport.org.
- Bringing National Action to a National Disgrace:
The History of the Elder Justice Act
By Brian W. Lindberg, Charles P. Sabatino, Esq., and Robert B. Blancato (former NCPEA President)
Copyright NAELA Journal, Spring 2011, Volume 7, Issue 1. Used with
permission, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, www.NAELA.org.
- Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study
Self-Reported Prevalence and Documented Case Surveys, Final Report, May 2011
Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc., Weill Cornell Medical Center of Cornell University, and New York City Department for the Aging (NCPEA board member Pat Brownell, Research Consultant)
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 464-9481
Fax: (202) 872-0057