Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness
Presenter: Betsey Crimmins, JD
Starts: Wed March 15th 2017 04:00 pm
Ends: Wed March 15th, 2017 06:00 pm
- Goddard House
- 165 Chestnut St
Brookline , MA 02445 Directions
This presentation is designed to help professionals who work with older adult to identify the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of elder abuse; to understand the barriers to reporting and detecting elder abuse; and to know what types of legal and non-legal help is available and how to access help when you suspect elder abuse. In addition, there will be a discussion about the role of mandated reporters.
- Identify signs, symptoms and risk factors of elder abuse (15 min)
- Identify barriers to reporting elder abuse (15 min)
- Learn how to access help for situations of possible elder abuse (10)
- Understand the role of mandate reporters (15)
- Questions (20)
Betsey Crimmins has been a Senior Attorney in the Elder, Health, and Disability unit at Greater Boston Legal Services for over twenty-seven years. Her elder law practice covers a wide variety of legal topics including housing, benefits, access to health care, nursing home law, financial exploitation, and consumer issues. In addition, she created and directs the Elder Abuse Prevention Project of Greater Boston Legal Services. She speaks extensively on elder abuse prevention and geriatric behavioral health issues. She is a member of the Massachusetts Elder Advocacy Coalition, the Elder Mental Health Collaborative, the Arlington Elder Abuse Task Force, the Boston Bar Association, and is a founding member of the Elder Law Project at the Women’s Bar Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Boston University School of Law.