Resources

If you or a loved one are experiencing elder mistreatment, or if you are looking for additional resources regarding elder mistreatment, please visit the National Center on Elder Abuse website.

Caregiving

California Task Force on Family Caregiving – The central website for the task force, which is administered by the Secure Old Age lab – link

USC Family Caregiver Support Center (FCSC) – The FCSC houses the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LACRC) and provides information, resources, and services to caregivers across Los Angeles County and beyond – link

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center – Find programs and services to take a break from caregiving – link or call 703-256-2084

Area Agencies on Aging – Locate your local Area Agency on Aging for help finding and coordinating services – link or call 1-800-677-1116

Caregiver Resource Centers (California only) – Find your local Caregiver Resource Center for consultation, counseling, education, and guidance – link

Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program – Access support and services if you are caring for a veteran – link or call 1-855-260-3274

Family Caregiver Alliance – Gain state-by-state information, support, and access to resources – link or call 1-800-445-8106

Local Caregiver Support Services – Locate available help in your community using the Eldercare Locator – link or call 1-800-677-1116

Senior Centers – Connect with vital community services and support programs at your local senior center – link or call 1-571-527-3900

Healthcare Systems and Services

Episodes Macro for MDS Data (SAS program file) – The macro used to construct the episodes of care for Thomas et al. (2010) and Gassoumis et al. (2013) – SAS program file

California’s Coordinated Care Initiative: Uniform Assessment Tool – A website with materials and resources related to the development of a uniform assessment instrument for California’s home and community-based services – IHSS Universal Assessment Tool

Elder Abuse (General)

USC Center on Elder Mistreatment – The joint USC Center between the USC Leonard Davis School, the Department of Family Medicine of the USC Keck School of Medicine, and other USC units – link

Fraud and Financial Abuse: Risk Factors, Victims, and Tactics – A presentation given April 20, 2015 by Kate Wilber and Marti DeLiema at the USC Davis School’s What’s Hot in Aging event – PDF file

Final Report – NIA Grant R21 AG030661 – The final report submitted to the National Institute on Aging for the 2007-2010 grant, Toward a Better Understanding of Elder Mistreatment in Community Settings – PDF file

Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs, (213) 974-1452 https://dcba.lacounty.gov/scam-alert/ https://lacounty.gov/residents/consumers/scams/

Federal Trade Commission, (877) 382-4357 https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, (855) 411-2372

Internet Crime Complaint Center, www.ic3.gov, https://www.ic3.gov/media/2020/200320.aspx

Elder Abuse Forensic Centers (EAFCs)

EAFC Databases (developed ad hoc for EAFCs)
•  Empty Access database (password: fc0001) – MS Access file
•  Sample Access database, with fictional cases (password: fc0001) – MS Access file
•  Blank EAFC Referral Form, which imports its data into the database – Word file
•  Sample EAFC Referral Form, with fictional data – Word file

EAFC Toolkits
•  Development & Evaluation Toolkit – PDF file
•  Cost Effectiveness Evaluation Toolkit – Tool 1, CEA Generation (Excel file) | Tool 2, Time Spent Survey (PDF file) | Tool 3, Bootstrap Macro (SAS program file)
•  List of literature related to elder abuse forensic centers – PDF file

Final Report – NIJ Grant 2011-IJ-CX-0015 – The final report submitted to the National Institute of Justice for the 2011-2015 grant, Evaluating the Cost Effectiveness of the Elder Abuse Forensic Center Model – PDF file

Final Report – NIJ Grant 2009-IJ-CX-0017 – The final report submitted to the National Institute of Justice for the 2009-2014 grant, Evaluating the Elder Abuse Forensic Center Model – PDF file

Final Report – Archstone Foundation Grant 11-02-24 – The final report submitted to the Archstone Foundation for the 2011-2013 grant, Cross-Site Evaluation of Four Elder Abuse Forensic Centers – PDF file

Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center – link

Fact Sheet: Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center – PDF file

Economic Security

Latinos & Economic Security Project – link

Age-Friendly Communities

Age-Friendly Communities: Exploring Innovations from Europe – this presentation highlights how homes and communities are being transformed to better support healthy aging PDF | Powerpoint

Aging in Place in Los Angeles: Recognizing Challenges to Social Connectedness this report reviews the range of technology use patterns that influences older adults PDF