NCPEA - National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Elder Care

Professionals in the Field of Aging

What role do professionals in the field of aging play in elder abuse prevention?

Professionals who work in programs for the elderly are likely to be the first to discover abuse. As such, they can provide a vital link to protective services, including APS and law enforcement. They can also offer support and encouragement to their clients as they take action to end their victimization. Specifically they can:

How can professionals in the field of aging get involved?

What resources are available?

A variety of resources are available for learning more about elder abuse, the role of various disciplines, and intervention strategies. The Resources section of this website includes a bibliography on elder abuse and neglect, training resources, and a list of national organizations.