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Here are resources that will guide you in your effort to prevent elderly abuse.


INFORMATION ABOUT ELDER ABUSE MANDATORY REPORTING AND S.B. 13-111

 

WHO CAN HELP?

Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People (The Legal Center)
The Legal Center provides protection and advocacy services for people with disabilities and older people. Services are in the form of direct representation, education, training, information and referral and legislative analysis. There are no income criteria to qualify for services. Individuals with disabilities and who fall within one of our priority areas – special education, housing discrimination, seclusion and/or restraint in a facility setting, abuse/neglect and others will generally receive assistance. www.thelegalcenter.org/

DRCOG Ombudsman Program
Working as advocates for residents, ombudsmen (a Swedish word meaning “representative of the people”) provide services to help resolve complaints and concerns within long-term care settings. An ombudsman is assigned to every long-term care facility in the region and can assist in choosing a long-term care facility or resolving any concerns facility residents or their family members may have. www.drcog.org/  

Guardianship Alliance of Colorado (GAC)
GAC provides resource information, assistance, guidance and coordination concerning guardianship, conservatorship and related matters for adults. They recruit, carefully screen and train volunteers to serve as guardians for older adults, adults with Developmental Disabilities, Adults with Brain injuries or other cognitive impairments. GAC holds classes for individuals wishing to petition the Court for guardianship who do not wish to hire an attorney. GAC does not give legal advice. www.guardianshipallianceofcolorado.org/ 

Communities Against Senior Exploitation (CASE)
CASE is a proactive program to prevent victimization by providing critical information necessary to keep seniors from becoming victims of fraud and abuse. CASE publishes month Fraud Alerts, warning of the latest scams surfacing locally, statewide and nationally. www.jeffco.us/district-attorney/

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