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1 -Up: A New App to Inform People about Elder Abuse Kate Wilber Marti DeLiema Allyson Young Jeanine Yonashiro-Cho GEAR

2 Lack of effort may not be the problem: Lots of professionals working on solutions APS Ombudsman Victim Advocates Disability Services HPD Public Guardian Neuropsych Mental Health Services GeriatricianCoroner Civil Attorneys Other Law Enforcement Prosecutor Courts VICTIM Probate Attorneys Other Physicians

3 Structure: The Project Director is key “ Henry! Our party’s total chaos! No one knows when to eat, where to stand, what to… Oh, thank God! Here comes to border collie!”

4 The Forensic Center Model APS Ombudsman Victim Advocate Regional Center Local Police Public Guardian City Attorney Neuropsych Dept. of Mental Health Geriatrician Coroner Civil Attorneys Other Law Enforcement Prosecutor Elder Abuse Forensic Center Other Physician

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6 Input From Forensic Experts FC includes: law enforcement, MD, Mental Health, Neuropsychologist, protective services, public guardians, prosecutors (DA) Comprehensive assessments Historical record review Increased the likelihood of prosecution (8X higher) Reduced recurrence by 28.5%

7 Month Day Year 1946 Los Angeles County ELDER ABUSE FORENSIC CENTER 67 YEARS OLD Hospital Law Enforcement Miscellaneous GEAR A Guide for Elder Abuse Response 93% of elder abuse is never reported.

8 Future Plans Expansion Digital abuse checklist Documentation— separate portals Data Collection/Data Management

9 Contact Information Dr. Kate Wilber Marti DeLiema Allyson Young


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