DOJ on Elder Abuse

Across the country, law enforcement can improve the lives of residents living in long-term care facilities by identifying and investigating abuse allegations. Nursing homes are obligated to report to law enforcement when abuse is suspected against residents in long-term care facilities.

DOJ recently had a training session where attendees learned about the many forms of abuse occurring in nursing homes, the laws and regulations which govern these incidents, initial steps when law enforcement identifies abuse or receives a referral, tips for working with EMS and for investigating allegations of abuse, and the value of working with partners such as EMS and Long-Term Care Ombudsmen on these matters.