Although there has been a steady increase in reports of abuse against older adults, only 16 percent of the
abusive situations are referred for help - 84 percent remain hidden. The federal Senate Special Committee on Aging
estimates that there may be as many as 5 million victims nationwide every year.
Who's responsible for reporting elder abuse? Everyone. Although there are certain categories of individuals (health professionals,
clergy, etc.) who are legally mandated to report elder abuse, each of us must do what we can to protect those who are unable to protect themselves.
This audio training is geared to educate specified mandated reporters and others on how to spot and report elder abuse.
There is a test available to see how much you have learned by listening. Mandated reporters in San Diego County
can submit their test results and receive a certificate.
We have also included other information and links related to elder abuse. The form that mandated reporters are required to submit within
48 hours of a phone report is also provided below.
Please take time today to learn more about this often hidden social problem. Tell others, too. When it comes to elder abuse, silence isn't
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