Education Development Center
National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment, Model Implementation
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:
- The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine/National Center on Elder Abuse
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Institute
- State of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
- New York’s Weill Cornell Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
To read EDC's press release, click here.
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle Rstoeckle@edc.org
Age-Friendly Health Systems