The U.S. Administration on Aging – National Center on Elder Abuse (“NCEA”) has developed a very useful website addressing elder abuse issues in the United States. The purpose of the NCEA is to prevent elder abuse through disseminating elder abuse information to professionals and the public. The NCEA also provides important training and assistance to state and local programs dedicated to protecting the elderly.
The website is replete with statistics and publications discussing the many issues surrounding the causes of elder abuse, and more importantly, how the abuse of our most vulnerable citizens can be prevented. The website is a great resource for family members researching the topic of elder abuse or family members looking for steps to take if a loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect. We found the Frequently Asked Questions and Resources For Families sections of the website to be of particular value. In addition, the NCEA provides links to state agencies dedicated to preventing elder abuse and nelgect.