Elder Rights

Center of Excellence

The Elder Rights Center of Excellence helps seniors and their loved ones prevent, respond to and recover from crimes, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

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The Elder Rights Center’s Senior Advocates, our dedicated volunteers who connect with and assist older victims of crime, recently won the 2019 Shalloway & Shalloway Elder Advocate Award for excellence in serving our community.   

Read the article at https://www.youragingresourcecenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.details&ArticleId=148

 

The Elder Rights Center's Senior Advocate Program was also recently featured in an article highlighting elder justice volunteer programs nationwide.  

Read the article at nyceac.org/elder-justice-volunteerism/


IDENTITY THEFT? SCAMS? FRAUD?

If you or a loved one have experienced one of these, call and see how the Elder Rights Center can help.

 

Call 866-684.5885 and ask for the Elder Rights Center


 

link to Volunteer Opportunities

 

Join our senior advocacy team of volunteers and make a real difference in the lives of seniors and disabled adults in our community.       

 

Advocacy for Senior Crime Victims  The Elder Rights Center of Excellence provides direct assistance to seniors after a crime is reported to law enforcement.  Victims receive an array of services in order to assist them to regain their dignity and sense of security and to remain in the least restrictive setting for as long as possible. Our valued Senior Advocacy Volunteers reach out to crime victims to share information and resources and inform seniors of their rights to victim compensation.
 
Crime Prevention – Our staff and volunteers keep track of current scams, trends and prevention tips so we can share them with others. Contact us to schedule a free crime prevention presentation for your group of seniors. Favorite topics include: Frauds and Scams, Holiday Safety, and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.
 
Professional Training – Whether you are a caregiver or just part of a caring community, knowing how to recognize and respond to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation is a necessary skill. The Elder Rights Center of Excellence offers training tailored to the needs of professionals in the law enforcement, health care, senior housing and public service arenas.  Contact us to schedule a free training.
 
Public Awareness – Help seniors, their loved ones and caregivers fight back by identifying the most common crimes, tips on how to avoid crimes, and how to report crimes if you have been a victim. Please see our resources below for more information.

 

 

                                         Resources

Abuse / Neglect / Exploitation
Crime Prevention & Victim Assistance
Fraud
Identity Theft
Older Floridians Handbook (A Guide to Laws & Programs Affecting Older Floridians)

Handling Someone Else's Money

Ten Things Financial Caregivers Need To Know

Legal Questions - Who to Call for Help

 


Questions? Need help? Please feel free to call (561) 684-5885 and press option 3 to leave a voicemail for our Elder Rights Center. We check our voicemail daily and will respond to you as quickly as possible.


In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). Or contact the Department of Legal Affairs, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300.


The Quality Measures for the Elder Rights Center of Excellence for 2018 are available for review.

Quality Measures 2018 - Elder Rights COE



 

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