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General Resources

A Citizen's Guide to Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse - A handbook about preventing and reporting elder abuse from the California Office of the Attorney General



CANHR's Lawyer Referral Service (LRS): (800) 474-1116  or

California State Bar Association: (800) 843-9053 or

California Attorney General - website contains key resources on elder abuse at

California law online access -

State & Federal Government Departments

Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse: (800) 722-0432  or

Adult Protective Services: California Department of Social Services Web site at

Department of Public Health (DHP), Licensing and Certification:

Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing:

State Insurance Commissioner's Office: (800) 927-4357 or

California Department of Real Estate at

Medicare Fraud: (800) 447-8477  or

Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357 or through the FTC’s website at

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) at has reports and studies on nursing homes.

Advocacy Organizations

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR): (415) 974-5171 & (800) 474-1116  or

Long Term Care Ombudsman: (800) 231-4024 or at

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP): (800) 434-0222  or

California Senior Medicare Patrol at (714) 560-0309  or

National Center on Elder Abuse: (800) 677-1116 or has background information on elder abuse issues, studies, and resources.

Elder Financial Protection Network:

Research, Studies and Reports

Brain Studies

Changes in cognitive abilities coupled with the fear of outliving resources make seniors prime targets for financial abuse.

  • Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment without Dementia in the United States (Duke University)
  • The Orbitofrontal Cortex, Real-World Decision Making, and Normal Aging (University of Iowa)

Elder Financial Abuse Studies and Reports

  • Examining Faulty Foundations in Today’s Reverse Mortgages (Consumers Union of U.S., CANHR, & Fair Lending Project for Seniors Council on Aging Silicon Valley – December 2010)
  • Ethical Concerns in Addressing Elder Abuse - Respecting Autonomy and Self-Determination while Providing Protection (National Center on Elder Abuse Administration on Aging Report – December 2004)
  • Report on States' Adult Protective Services Responses to Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults (National Adult Protective Services Association – July 2003)

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