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Patient & Caregiver Resources
Caregiving in the U.S.: 2020 Report
From the National Alliance for Caregiving: full report, executive summary, infographics, fact sheets; some items in Spanish
Families Caring for an Aging America
2016 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; overview of the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults, the impact on caregivers’ health, economic security, and well-being, and recommendations for a national strategy to engage and support family caregivers.
From the American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation; provides consumers and caregivers with up-to-date information on health and aging.
National Institute on Aging: Caregiving
Includes long-term care, advance care planning, long-distance caregiving and Alzheimer's caregiving
National Institute on Aging: Health Information
Consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics important to older people and their families; also detailed information on areas of research interest and funding opportunities.
Prepare for Your Care
The PREPARE website is designed to help people and their loved ones prepare for medical decision making.
Care: Care Workers, Their Clients, and a Coming Crisis (Video)
Caregiver Training Videos
Caregiver Training Videos
Video series produced by the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program to help caregivers provide better care for persons with dementia.
Recognizing and Preventing Elder Abuse
When Help Was There: Four Stories of Elder Abuse
Agency for Health Care Administration: Consumer Complaint Call Center
Step-by-step instructions for how to file a complaint about a health care facility, such as a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility, home health agency, etc.
Detecting Elder Abuse and Neglect: Assessment and Intervention
Journal article that provides an overview of assessment and intervention tactics related to elder mistreatment. (Hoover & Polson, 2014)
Elder Mistreatment Screening Instruments
Tools and instruments used to assess elder abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Hosted by the University of Iowa Department of Family Medicine.
Florida Abuse Hotline
Accepts reports 24/7 of known or suspected child and vulnerable adult abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation. Spanish and Creole languages also supported.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Information related to aging well in the state of Florida, including local and statewide elder health-related programs and services.
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Explores the advances in research, policy and practice, and clinical and ethical issues surrounding the abuse and neglect of older people.
Mistreatment: Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS10, 2019)
Chapter on Mistreatment from the Geriatrics Review Syllabus, 10th edition (2019).
National Center on Elder Abuse
The NCEA provides the latest information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation to professionals and the public.
New England Journal of Medicine Review Article: Elder Abuse
Summary of research and clinical evidence on the extent, assessment, and management of elder abuse, derived from analysis of studies and reviews of the literature on elder abuse. (Lachs & Pillemer, 2015)