This is the Elder Abuse Prevention Training presented by the State of Nevada Aging & Disability Services Division
Elder abuse is an under recognized problem with devastating and even life threatening consequences.
Every day, headlines throughout the U.S. paint a grim picture of seniors who have been abused, neglected, and exploited, often by people they trust the most. Abusers may be spouses, family members, personal acquaintances, or professionals in positions of trust; or opportunistic strangers who prey on the vulnerable.
In this section you will receive an introduction to the types of Elder Abuse, you will get to know our speaker Jennifer Williams, who is very actively involved in advocating for Seniors Rights in our community, and you will learn about the ADSD Divisional Offices associated with the State of Nevada Elder Abuse program.
In this section you will learn more in depth about Elder Abuse, the scope of the problem, signs of Elder Abuse, Case examples, State of Nevada Law related to Elder Abuse, and the penalties for those who mistreat, exploit, and neglect the elderly.
In this section you will develop a greater awareness of caretaker abuse and the corresponding signs, some commentary on the victims of Elder Abuse, definitions of both the Federal and the State of Nevada guidelines concerning Elder Abuse, reporting requirements with respect to individual responsibility, the repercussions of not reporting, and what information should be reported when you witness signs or incidents of Elder Abuse, Elder Exploitation, Elder Isolation, and Elder Neglect.