To address the growing concern of elder abuse, the Archstone Foundation has invested over $15 million in more than 125 projects over the past 30 years to enhance the quality of elder care and the coordination of elder abuse and neglect services. Through sustained strategic grant-making efforts to promote elder justice, the Archstone Foundation has transformed the response to elder abuse in California and nationwide. The USC Department of Family Medicine, through the National Center on Elder Abuse and the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment, is assessing the impact of the Archstone Foundation’s dedicated elder abuse initiatives through an exhaustive review of grant files, relevant literature and key grantee interviews.

Lori Mars (lmars@usc.edu)