National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment, Model Implementation

Organization

Education Development Center

Project Title

National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment, Model Implementation

Grant Amount

$1,550,000

Grant Period

30 months

Approval Date

December 2018

Summary

This project will implement and evaluate the Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Care Model within six diverse emergency departments. An estimated 10 percent of older adults—5 million people—are subject to elder abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of mistreatment. The intervention, developed with a group of leading national experts, aims to ensure that older people seen in emergency rooms, including in hospitals with limited resources, will be assessed for potential mistreatment and receive appropriate treatment and referral. In addition to conducting a structured feasibility trial of the model, the project will prepare training materials and develop clinical leaders in preparation for national scaling in a future phase.

Collaboratory participants include: 

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Primary Contact

Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle Rstoeckle@edc.org

Status

Active

Program Officer

Amy Berman

Priority Area

Age-Friendly Health Systems

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