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Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program

Doctors and other health care professionals in the USA screen seniors during routine visits for signs of elder financial abuse. Illnesses and aging can make many elderly vulnerable to investment scams and fraud.

FBI Listing of Common Fraud Schemes Targeting Senior Citizens


Elder Abuse Prevention Training
Physical Elder Abuse Prevention
Financial Elder Abuse Prevention
General Elder Abuse Prevention
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Elder Abuse Prevention Training Programs

Elder Abuse Instructor Training
Program (EAITP)

Trains law enforcement and other agencies to deliver presentations on elder abuse prevention. Across the USA.
Faith Based Leaders Response to Elder Abuse Program
Promotes elder abuse prevention by increasing elder abuse awareness to faith based leaders and communities. Available across the USA.
Elder Abuse Awareness
Training Kit

An elder abuse prevention and awareness training kit to educate the community on the warning signs and response to elder abuse. Alberta, Canada.

Volunteer Guardianship for the Elderly

Community members are trained to be guardians for elderly at risk of elder abuse.
Montana, USA.
Elder Investment Fraud & Financial Exploitation Prevention Program
Doctors and other health care professionals screen seniors during routine medical visits for signs of elder financial abuse The program recognizes that illness and aging can make many elderly vulnerable to investment fraud.
Across the USA.
Archstone Foundation Elder Abuse & Neglect Initiative Program
Training and education for professionals of all disciplines so that they are better equipped to deal with elder abuse. California, USA.

Elder Abuse Curriculum for State Judicial Educators Program
Education program on elder abuse laws and other information for State Judicial Educators to help prevent and fight elder abuse. Available across the USA.
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National District Attorneys Association
Elder Abuse Program

Training and technical assistance for elder abuse prosecutors. Available across the USA.
Elder Abuse
Forensic Center

Center for Elder Abuse and Neglec. dedicated to educating and collaborating with professionals who deal with elder abuse including: law enforcement, the medical community, social services, the legal community, government officials, investigative agencies, academic institutions, and older adults and their families. California, USA. Watch Video

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect

Center for elder abuse prevention that provides medical, forensic, and victim programs to abused, neglected and exploited seniors, living in the community or in long-term care facilities. Watch Video California, USA.
Elder Abuse
Training Institute Programs

Training institute for professionals from the medical, legal, and law enforcement communities, social services and government agencies to learn about all aspects of elder abuse, including: detection, reporting, investigating, prosecuting, caring for victims and prevention.
California, USA.
San Francisco Elder Abuse Forensic Center Program
Innovative model program for elder abuse prevention that brings together over 50 providers in both public and private agencies serving seniors and adults with disabilities. San Francisco, Claifornia, USA.

Forensic Special Initiatives Unit

Elder abuse training, education and a reporting app for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, coroners, EMS, health care professionals, financial institutions and other professionals. Georgia, USA.
NYC Elder Abuse Center

The NYC Elder Abuse Center provides case management to elder abuse victims and their families and to prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and ageism through education and research. New York, USA,
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Recognizing, Curtailing Senior Bullying Among Older Adults
Senior bullying prevention program that can be used for training staff and educating senior residents at retirement homes, nursing facilities and older adult centers. The aim to create awareness and to stand up to senior bullying. Available Online. Watch Video

Seniors Rights Service

Free, advice, advocacy, education, training videos and legal services to ensure that older adults are not the victims of abuse and that they understand their rights.
New South Wales.
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Elder Abuse Prevention Training Program

Elder abuse prevention training for staff and careworkers and all who work with elderly such as residential care staff, domiciliary care staff, and voluntary and independent sector groups. The aim is to protect the elderly by providing elder abuse prevention training. United Kingdom (UK) Watch Video
Elder Justice Initiative

Resources, training, tools and information from the Department of Justice.
to help law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, health care professionals, those in the financial industry, other professionals and the public fight elder abuse and financial fraud targeted towards seniors. Across the USA.
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Elder Abuse Prevention Training for Professionals
Elder abuse prevention training for professionals in industries and organizations which may come into contact with victims of elder abuse. USA.
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Elder Abuse Prevention Trainer’s Toolkit

A guide for anyone who would like to educate and raise awareness of elder abuse in their organization or community. Across USA. Online
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

An international day recognizing the problem of elder abuse. The aim is to increase awareness and prevent harm to older adults in the form of physical, emotional, psychological, sexual abuse, abandonment, neglect, violence or ageism. International. Watch Video

Elder Abuse Awareness Teen Kit

Elder abuse awareness and prevention training for young adults. To kit aims to increase awareness of ageism, neglect, abuse and bullying of older adults among the younger generation empowering them to do something about the issue in their own community. Canada.
The Center for
Elders and the Courts

A resource for the judiciary and courts on aging related issues. The center provides information, research, education, consulting resources and tools for courts to better deal with issues such as elder abuse, conservatorships and adult guardianships. Across USA. Watch Video
Toronto Police Elder Abuse Services

Resources for police officers and publications for the public on elder abuse detection, warning signs and prevention. To provide first responder training for police officers on the different kinds of elder abuse, what it may look like and how to respond in an informed manner.
Toronto, Canada.

Identifying & Responding to Elder Abuse
Police Officer Training

Resources for police officers on elder abuse training including training videos, financial abuse tools and more. The program aims to help officers be better equipped to respond to elder abuse and mistreatment. International.
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Canadian Network for the Prevention of
Elder Abuse

The network connects organizations to exchange information and resources on elder abuse prevention working at the local, regional, and national level. Canada.
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The USC Center on
Elder Mistreatment

An center that coordinates elder abuse resources from a wide range of areas including the disciplines of medical, gerontology, social work, psychology, economics, law and more. California, USA. Watch Video

Senior to Senior
Anti-Bullying Toolkit

A training toolkit to help address senior to senior bullying in nursing care, retirement and assisted living facilities. Training provides strategies for older adults, caregivers and those working with older adults to stop bullying. Ontario, Canada Watch Video
Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario

Organization providing elder abuse training, education, information and research reports along with a senior safety line for older adults who need help. Ontario, Canada.Watch Video
Elder Abuse
In Our LGBTQ Community

Intervention guide on how to recognize and prevent elder abuse in the LGBTQ aging population for service care providers to older adults.
Ontario, Canada.
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Support and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention

Information and outreach materials to increase awareness of elder abuse by The National Center on Elder Abuse. Across the USA.
Native Elder Abuse Prevention and Training

Elder abuse prevention and training resources to help protect and support the Native elder community. North Dakota, USA. Watch Video
Senior Rights Victoria

Provides elder abuse prevention support, resources and advice and advocates for elder abuse policy and law reform. Victoria, Australia.
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Within My Walls

A series of elder abuse prevention training videos available in fourteen different languages to increase awareness of elder abuse in ethnic communities.
Victoria, Australia.

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Safe Havens

Educates, provides resources and trains faith leaders and community members on how to support victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. Massachusetts, USA.
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BC Association of Community Response Networks
A coordinated response network to elder abuse, neglect, and self-neglect available to multicultural and diverse populations. The network helps create safe communities where older adults are valued, respected and free from abuse and neglect.
British Columbia, Canada.

Its Not Right

Elder abuse prevention workshops, resources, information and training. The program informs and trains older adults, members of the community and elder abuse leaders on elder abuse prevention.
Ontario, Canada.

Physical Elder Abuse Prevention Programs

Cane- Fu

Teaching elderly in nursing homes, senior centers, and fitness centers on how to use a cane for self defense. Available Internationally. Watch Video
Elderly Victims Emergency Security Fund (EVESF) Program
Re-secures the homes of elderly victims of home invasions in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Providing Security for Victimized Elderly Program
Walks the elderly in Philadelphia through the appropriate steps to report and recover damages after a violation.Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Seniors Fight Back

Free self-defense workshops for Asian older adults to help fight back against a rise in racially motivated attacks. The program aims to empower older adults with the correct skills, tools and confidence to fight physical abuse and attacks.
Los Angeles, California, USA. Watch Video

Financial Elder Abuse Prevention Programs

Representative Payee Program

Provides a financial assistant for the elderly to help pay bills, budget, keep financial documents, protect against financial elder abuse. in Montana, USA.

AARP Free Lunch

Undercover AARP volunteers attend investment seminars and report back inappropriate tactics, frauds and scams in order to prevent financial elder abuse. Across the USA.
Very Important Papers Program

Lawyers in Pittsburgh make presentations to elderly and help prepare needed documents ahead of time to prevent financial abuse later in life. Watch Video

Senior Medicare Patrol Empowering Seniors to Detect Medicare Fraud
Amazing program to protect senior Medicare beneficiaries from fraud and to recover millions of dollars in Medicare system fraud. Across the USA. Watch Video
Seniors Against Investment Fraud Program
Outreach campaign to alert, educate and empower seniors about investment and telemarketing fraud crimes and teaches how seniors can avoid being victimized by scam artists. Great program where seniors are fighting against financial elder abuse. California, USA.
National Consumers League Fraud Center for Elderly Program
Fraud Center where seniors can call in to report senior scams, financial elder abuse and any other fraud targeting seniors. Washington, USA.

Seniors Against Investment Fraud Program
Educational and outreach
campaign to empower seniors on detecting, avoiding and stopping investment fraud and preventing financial elder abuse.West Virginia, USA.

Prevents senior financial abuse by increasing awareness, educating seniors on techniques and used by scammers. The program provides elderly with the necessary information and who to contact if they have been a victim of financial elder abuse. Canada
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Savvy Seniors Program

A free Better Business Bureau program for seniors on how to spot the different kinds of investment fraud and to teach them what to do if they think that they may have been scammed. Locations across the USA and Canada.
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A service that helps prevents financial abuse of the elderly by flagging early warning signs. Technology is used to detect and prevent fraud.
Across the USA.
True Link

A pre-paid debit card and monitoring system that allows a trusted person to act as an administrator, such as an adult child and assist an elderly parent in keeping an eye on their financial accounts. The aim is to prevent and avoid senior scams, financial scams and other forms of elder financial abuse from occuring.
Across the USA.
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Financial Protection Network

Elder financial abuse prevention training programs, including community education seminars, workshops, videos, public awareness campaigns, outreach and partnerships. California, USA. Watch Video

Preventing Senior Fraud Anti-Fraud Education Program
A free guide on how to prevent senior scams complete with types of fraud and scams, such as internet scams, investment fraud, credit card scams, and lottery scams, along with warning signs, and information on who to contact for help.The program aims to prevent the growing crime of elder financial abuse through education and awareness. Nebraska, USA.
Home Instead
Protect Seniors from Fraud Program

A public education program put together with the assistance of security experts to help protect older adults from becoming victims of senior scams and fraud such as: Medicare fraud, insurance scams, health insurance fraud, credit card fraud, counterfeit prescription drug fraud, telemarking fraud, internet fraud, financial scams, home repair scams, door-to-door sales and other con schemes. Across the USA and Canada. Watch Video
Smart Seniors Guide
New York State Office of the Attorney General

A guide by the New York State Office of the Attorney General outlining how to prevent senior scams covering topics such as: common scams, internet safety for seniors, identity theft, charity scams, elder abuse and neglect, and medicaid fraud. The aim is to help protect against elder financial abuse by equipping seniors and their loved ones with the correct information. New York, USA. Watch Video

Insurance Fraud

Educating and increasing awareness among consumers, government organizations, insurers and others about insurance fraud including Medicare fraud, health insurance fraud and others. The coalition aims to show the broad impact of insurance fraud and advocates for policies that help to detect, prevent, deter, and prosecute insurance fraud. Based in Washington, DC.
Stop Think Connect Campaign Cybersecurity for Seniors
A national public awareness campaign by Homeland Security aimed at increasing awareness about internet safety for seniors. The aims is to make sure that seniors are better informed about cyber threats, Internet safety tips and can avoid being victims of elder financial abuse and senior scams. Across the USA.
Savvy Saving Seniors Avoiding Scams

A training toolkit to help prevent elder financial abuse by detailing the top 10 scams targeting seniors, tips for avoiding scams & swindles, health insurance fraud, telemarketing scams, home repair or contractor fraud, work at home scams. Available Free Online.

Seniors & Telemarketing Fraud 101 - Crime Prevention Council
Tips and techniques for seniors on how to deal with telemarketers and telemarketing fraud including how to answer aggressive telemarketers. The program aims to help prevent telemarketing fraud and scams and related crimes against seniors which lead to elder financial abuse. Across the USA. Watch Video
Senior Fraud Education and Protection Program

A toolkit providing advice for older adults on how to avoid senior scams, protect their identity and credit, make investments, apply for mortgages, and manage their health. New Jersey, USA.
The National Indian Council On Aging

An organization with programs to help aging American Indian and Alaska Native Elders to find elder care resources, employment and prevent elder abuse and exploitation. USA. Watch Video

The Little Book of
Big Scams - Metropolitan Police United Kingdom

Older people and others are taught how to identify and avoid becoming victims of scams and fraud such as identity theft, insurance fraud, mobile phone scams, credit card fraud, courier scams, health and medical fraud, online dating scams and other internet fraud. A great tool to help prevent elder financial abuse. United Kingdom.
RCMP Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security
A senior safety guide for seniors in Canada put out by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) covering senior home safety, senior scams and fraud leading to elder financial abuse, safety tips at home and when out, senior driver safety and more. Across Canada.
Safe Banking for Seniors

A free program for bankers and financial institutions to help older adults identify and prevent financial abuse and exploitation.
Across USA.

Your Money Seniors

A free financial literacy seminar program held by banks and financial institutions for seniors providing financial education with the aim of preventing elder financial abuse and fraud. Across Canada. Watch Video
Senior’s Guide to Online Safety

A guide and presentation for seniors on how to stay safe online and avoid senior scams and identity theft. ConnectSafely aims to ensure that seniors are aware of all of the options for staying safe online including privacy and security. Online. Watch Video
Online Safety for Seniors

A guide for how to keep seniors safe online detailing basic safety tips, common scams targeted towards seniors, how to report scams and what adult children can do to help prevent their parents from becoming targets of online fraud.

AARP Fraud Watch Network

The AARP Fraud Watch
Network provides information and advice for older adults on how to be aware of the latest scams and frauds and what they should do if targeted. The program arms older adults with the appropriate tools to prevent themselves from becoming victims of elder financial abuse. Across the USA. Watch Video
FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center takes reports of senior scams and fraud. The center aims to prevent older adults from becoming future victims of scams, financial fraud, and internet schemes.
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Fraud Fighters

A consumer program educating older adults about how to recognize senior scams, how to report fraud and how to protect themselves.
Washington State, USA.
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BankSafe Program

Free training for banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms on how to recognize and help stop financial exploitation and financial abuse of the elderly. Across the USA,
Protect Seniors Online

An online quiz and education program helping seniors stay safe online. The program aims to prevent older adults from becoming targets of senior scams, fraud and cybercrimes.
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AARP Tax-Aide

The AARP Tax-Aide Program provides free tax preparation for seniors. The free tax filing for seniors program is available to low and moderate income seniors who need help with tax preparation. Across the USA. Watch Video

My Free Taxes
United Way

Free tax preparation and filing for older adults and others either by a tax certified volunteer or through free tax software. The free tax program can help seniors receive their maximum tax refunds which may be essential to cover essential costs such groceries, bills, or for savings. Across the USA. Watch Video.
IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance & Tax Counseling for Elderly
Free tax return preparation and help for older adults both in-person and online. The program aims to help seniors receive money in tax refunds or credits which they are owed and to help navigate what may be a complicated and expensive task depending on individual circumstance.
Across the USA.
Oasis Connections

Online safety and technology training to help keep seniors safe from online scams and fraud. USA. Online.
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Senior Frauds and Scams

Training for seniors and caregivers on how to spot common frauds and scams and options for how to best respond. The program gives older adults the correct information and tools to fight back and prevent them from becoming victims of elder fraud and financial abuse.
Wisconsin, USA. Watch Video
Money Smart
for Older Adults

A resource guide and training on how to prevent elder financial abuse and exploitation, how to recognize senior scams and fraud and how to prevent from becoming a victim. USA. Watch Video
Friends for Life

An organization which provides guardianship, money management and social engagement programs to help protect older adults and those with disabilities.
Texas, USA. Watch Video

General Elder Abuse Prevention Programs

Long Term Care

A national volunteer program that makes regular checks in visits on residents living long-term care facilities. Volunteers check on the conditions of residents, help any with requests they may have, and if required to, help investigate and resolve resident complaints and allegations of elder abuse. Across the USA. Watch Video
Senior Action Fair Program

Elder abuse prevention fair with multiple agencies in attendance to empower seniors against various forms of elder abuse. Los Angeles, California. USA. Watch Video
Advocates for
Conserved Elders Program

Volunteers visit conserved elderly and others in nursing facilities. Conserved individuals are those who are no longer able to make their own decisions with respect to their health and finances and decisions are handed over to the state. California, USA.

Family Violence Prevention Preventing Elder Abuse Program
To prevent elderly from getting into the cycle of family violence. Ohio, USA.
Crime Busters

Teaches seniors how to recognize potential scams before they happen and how to avoid becoming a victim of elder abuse. Westchester County, New York, USA.
Older Women Living Safely (OWLS)

Support group for elderly women who have been or are in abusive relationships.
Calgary, Canada

Consumer Affairs
Elder Abuse
Prevention Program

Consumer Affairs holds elder abuse prevention seminars in conjunction with other departments.
Los Angeles, California, USA.
Clearinghouse on Abuse & Neglect of the Elderly Program
The largest online catalog of elder abuse resources and literature in the United States.
Legal Services for Seniors in Los Angeles Bet Tzedek Program
Provides free legal services, clinics and workshops to low-income seniors so that they can fight against all forms of elder abuse.
Los Angeles, Claifornia, USA.

Nursing Home Advocacy Project

Legal protection against elder abuse and neglect of seniors in nursing homes and other facilities in Los Angeles.
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Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit

Investigates and prosecutes Medicaid fraud as well as patient abuse and neglect in health care facilities across the USA.

Natl Association Triads Communities Working to Keep Older Adults Safe
A partnership of three organizations: law enforcement, senior citizens, and community groups all pushing for senior safety and elder abuse prevention. Across the USA.
Elder Abuse
Education and Outreach Program

Education and outreach to the general public and professionals working with older adults to identify and prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
New York, USA.
Jewish Association Services for the Aged
Elder Abuse Prevention

Teams of attorneys and social workers are trained to help older adults who are victims of elder abuse. New York, USA.

Seniors First BC
Victim Services Program

Helps victims of elder abuse or a crime to access the justice system and provides emotional support.
British Columbia, Canada.
Seniors First BC
Legal Advocacy Program

A trained legal advocate paralegal provides legal information to those who call the Seniors Advocacy & Information Line. Advocates provide legal representation to older adults with problems related to access to safe senior housing, access to government benefits and pensions and elder abuse.British Columbia, Canada.
Seniors First BC
Elder Law Clinic

Provides free legal services to seniors/older adults age 55+. British Columbia, Canada.

Seniors First BC Education & Outreach Programs
Elder advocacy, elder abuse prevention education and workshops delivered by staff, and through senior peer-to-peer workshops. British Columbia, Canada.
Ontario Provincial Police Seniors Assistance Program
A team of police officers provide crime analysis and research with respect to seniors and elder abuse. Ontario, Canada.
Advocacy Centre
for the Elderly

Provides legal assistance to seniors through intake staff, information and referrals. Advocacy Centre for the Elderly in Ontario, Canada.

Dignity Helpline
Elder Abuse Prevention Helpline

An elder abuse prevention hotline to help elders in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Pune India. To help elderly in India report elder abuse or to help elderly who are being harassed, neglected, or denied their rights. India. Watch Video
Action on Elder Abuse Elder Abuse Prevention Programs
Action on Elder Abuse elder abuse helpline, community volunteer groups and conferences all working to prevent elder abuse.
United Kingdom (UK)
Ageless Alliance
Elder Abuse Awareness Movement

Ageless Alliance is a social justice movement connecting people of all ages across the United States to stand united against elder abuse in an intergenerational fight for the dignity of older adults.
Across the USA.
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.The association advocates for issues such as elder justice, elder abuse prevention, senior rights, senior health care and more. Across the USA.
MetLife The Essentials Guide to Preventing
Elder Abuse

A guide by MetLife Insurance Mature Market which outlines forms of abuse, ways to prevent elder abuse and how to get help if you have been a victim of elder abuse or suspect someone you care about has been a victim of elder abuse. Free Guide Available Online.
Elder Abuse
A Women's Issue
Older Women's League

A report on elder abuse against women and a call for action to improve the well-being of both older women and future generations of women.
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Elder Abuse Prevention Unit

The Elder Abuse Prevention Unit and the Elder Abuse Helpline responds to elder abuse of older people in Queensland. Australia.
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Centre for Elder Law

Identifies specific legal issues which affect older Canadians and provides solutions where gaps in coverage may fall. The center aims to ensure that the rights and quality of life of older people are protected.
British Columbia, Canada.
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Elder Abuse
Resources for Victims

A victim service program that helps older adults who are being abused or harmed. Across USA. Watch Video


elder abuse prevention programs caregiver stress

More than half the family caregivers reported having engaged in some abusive behavior including screaming, insulting or cursing directed at the person in their care, researchers found.
-University College London, Dr. Claudia Cooper Source: NY Times New Old Age Blog.

Preventing Elder Abuse by Family Caregivers
A free guide covering Caregiver Stress and Elder Abuse courtesy of The National Center on Elder Abuse.



video source: Elder Justice Now

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