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The University of Southern California’s (USC’s) Institute on Elder Mistreatment serves as the central location for information about elder abuse activities at USC.

New & Events

  • ADVOCATING FOR AGE IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY

    We are reading and listening to ageist language where COVID 19 is referred to as a “Boomer Remover” and older adults are being suggested as expendable in the name of the economy. NCEA Deputy Director, Julie Schoen and Project Coordinator, Aly Neumann as well as FrameWorks Institute CEO, Nat Kendall-Taylor provide some advice on what we can do as aging advocates to curb this messaging.

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  • ELDER ABUSE IN THE COVID-19 ERA

    The COVID-19 pandemic is putting older Americans at risk for more than just a deadly disease. It’s increasing their risk of experiencing physical, emotional and financial abuse, according to a letter written by Laura Mosqueda, MD, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Duke Han, PhD, professor at the Keck School and primary investigator at the Han Research Lab.

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  • NCEA COVID-19 Tuesday Tips

    Our COVID-19 Tuesday Tips provide useful information, resources, and practical tips to consider to remain socially connected with older adults while practicing physical distancing.

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  • COVID-19: How to Speak With Your Parents About the Pandemic

    Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Laura Mosqueda, MD, and clinical psychologist Dr. Bonnie Olsen hold a candid conversation about how adult children can speak with their parents about COVID-19 and social distancing.

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  • Medical Professionals Virtually Connect with Patients Using ‘Telemedicine’

    On March 26, Inside Edition interviewed Theresa Sivers Texeira, MSPA, PA-C, as she conducted a telemedicine appointment to highlight the boom of telemedicine offerings amid COVID-19 shutdowns and outbreaks.

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  • Staying Connected During COVID-19

    Social Distancing, Self-Isolation, Quarantine, all good ideas to flatten the curve of the Corona virus. But if you are already a socially isolated older adult, already susceptible to fraud or abuse, we need you to be extra vigilant right now. There may be individuals who use this uncertain time as a means to defraud and frighten.

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  • Causes and Consequences of Perceived Financial Exploitation in Older Adults

    Annie Nguyen, PhD shares several posters and presentations from the annual American Public Health Association Conference.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.