Health Care and Social Services

Training and resources are available for health care professionals to help prevent and spot elder abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults. Listed below are a number of online resources that can help.

To talk to us about professional training in your health care workplace, please contact us.


Resources: Manuals, Training Guides, and Government Publications

Elder Abuse and Nursing: What Nurses Need to Know and Can Do. A new elder abuse text for nurses in clinical settings is now available for purchase.

CMS Nursing Home Compendium

Maltreatment Report: Vulnerable Adults & Minors Served by Minnesota

2017 National Council for Aging Care, Recognizing Elder Abuse

Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program – The EIFFE Prevention Program educates professionals who work with older Americans to recognize when their older clients may be vulnerable to or victims of financial abuse.

The National Center on Elder Abuse: Elder Abuse Screening Tools for Healthcare Professionals.

EIFFE Clinician’s Pocket Guide describes common red flags of financial exploitation, capacity and referrals.

Training Manual for Resident Care Facility Professionals on Financial Exploitation

This Consumer Financial Protection Board guide details protections of financial exploitation for nursing homes and assisted living residents.  This guide was based off of the Minnesota manual Identifying and Intervening in Financial Exploitation Manual and Protocol for Providers Serving Vulnerable Adults in Congregate Settings. 

Research: Contemporary Publications, Findings, and Citations

“Medical Implications of Elder Abuse and Neglect”, by Lisa Gibbs, MD and Laura Mosqueda, MD. First-hand insight, case studies, and vital information from experts in the field, this new publication is a must read for healthcare students and professionals. Article is available for a fee.

A Neuropsychological Test of Belief and Doubt: Damage to Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Increases Credulity for Misleading Advertising. Asp E, Manzel K, Koestner B, Cole CA, Denburg N, and Tranel D. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2012; 6:100.

Bruising as a Marker of Physical Elder Abuse. Wiglesworth A, Austin R, Corona M, Schneider D, Liao S, Gibbs L, Mosqueda L. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jul;57(7):1191-6. Epub 2009 Jun 3

Fact Sheet: How at Risk of Abuse are People with Dementia? National Center on Elder Abuse fact sheet that Includes data, graphics, and research citations for work on the heightened risk for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.



Contact us to discuss training opportunities we can conduct for your team of health care professionals. In addition to individualized trainings, other upcoming presentations and trainings are posted in the calendar on our home page.