Resources on Elder Abuse

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

Here are a few online groups that will help you prevent and stop elder abuse.

Medicare Nursing Home Finder 

Compare the scores of nursing homes closest to you. The nursing homes are rated based on health inspections, staffing, quality and an overall rating. You can also find out if the nursing home participates in Medicare and Medicaid.

National Center on Elder Abuse 

“The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment.”

Reporting elder abuse

You can report elder abuse in West Virginia here: www.ncea.aoa.gov/NCEAroot/Main_Site/Find_Help/State_Resources_Directory.aspx

And here in Virginia: www.ncea.aoa.gov/NCEAroot/Main_Site/Find_Help/State_Resources_Directory.aspx

 

Elder Abuse Prevention Resources on Twitter:

@Appleseed_Ntwrk 

Tweets: 55
Followers: 75
Sample Tweet: “Somebody's Listening: Immigration Reform and Elder Justicehttp://conta.cc/MotMWm”

 

@EndElderAbuse

Tweets: 2,154
Followers: 619
Sample Tweet: “Why are elderly duped? University of Iowa researchers explain why http://www.sciencecodex.com/why_are_elderly_duped_ui_researchers_explain_why-96811 …”

 

@ConsumerVoices 

Tweets: 1,855
Followers: 2,161
Sample Tweet: “"What Happened to the Welcome Mat? Nursing Homes and Gay Elders" Interesting read on gay elders in nursing homes @http://tinyurl.com/8gv36sd”

 

 

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