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Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse

Adult Services Division

Every year, thousands of at-risk adults are victims of abuse and/or neglect. This is unacceptable. Adult Protective Services (APS) is here to fight for you and your loved ones.

Starting January 1st, 2022, Riverside County Adult Protective Services will serve clients 60 years of age and older, as well as dependent adults ages 18-59.  We intervene and assist elder or dependent adults to alleviate physical, sexual, and financial abuse, neglect, isolation, abandonment, abduction, and mental suffering.

If you suspect an older or dependent adult is being abused or neglected, call APS’ 24-hour, 7-day a week hotline at (800) 491-7123. APS social workers respond to reports of elder and dependent adult abuse. Our in-person response system is available anytime.

If you are a mandated reporter and need to report suspected abuse or neglect, visit our online reporting portal. Click below to learn more about support for victims of adult abuse and available resources to prevent abuse.

C.A.R.E. Program
The C.A.R.E. (Curtailing Abuse Related to the Elderly) Program is here for community education and prevention of financial exploitation of the elderly. We go out to both professional and community groups to provide presentations, trainings, and informative sessions about how to spot and report elder abuse.

For victims, C.A.R.E. coordinates with the Multi-Disciplinary Elder Abuse Teams to bring professionals together and provide wrap-around services of aid. Click the following link to hear more: When Trust is a Weapon brochure.

Want to connect with the C.A.R.E. Program? Email CARE@Rivco.org

Attendees at the 2022 Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Symposium can click on the links below to download training materials for the event. Users can select full slides and/or slides that allow attendees to take notes on them.
*Note: this section is currently under construction

Training SessionSpeaker NameFull SlideNote Slide

Bridging the Gap: How Agencies and Law Enforcement Can Work Smarter, Not Harder

Maureen DuMouchel, JD
Deputy District Attorney IV
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office

Christian Vaughan
Detective
Riverside Police Department


Training Full Slide-Click Here

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Where are My Keys? Is it Dementia?Dr. Wael Hamade, MD, FAAFP, AGSF
Geriatric Medicine Division Chair,
Associate Professor UCR SOM
Associate Director Riverside County EAFC
RUHS, Medical Center

Training Full Slide-Click Here

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Maximizing Long-Term Cognitive Growth in Older Adults Tania Rodriguez
Graduate Student
University of California, Riverside

Training Full Slide-Click Here

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Cause and Manner of Death in the Elder/Dependent Adult Population: Notes from the Coroner's Bureau Jolie Rodriguez, M.D.
Forensic Pathologist
Riverside County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office

Training Full Slide-Click Here

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A Case Study: Prosecuting Neglect of a Demented Elder by an IHSS Care Provider Janet Hasegawa
Deputy District Attorney
Economic Crimes Team/Elder Abuse/Special Prosecutions
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office;

Alisha Willett
Social Services Practitioner III
Riverside County DPSS, Adult Services Division

Training Full Slide-Click Here

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Protection from Flawed Fiduciaries – “I Care a Lot” Sheri Gulino
Probate Director
Superior Court of California, Riverside County

Training Full Slide-Click Here



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Phones and Internet Scams: Robbing the Elderly of their Life's Work Michael Browning
Supervising Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations

Training Full Slide-Click Here

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San Diego Elder Justice Task Force: Combatting Elder Scams Collaboration between District Attorney, FBI, local law enforcement and APS to address large scam networks Scott Pirrello
Deputy District Attorney San Diego County District Attorney

Felix Salazar
District Attorney Investigator, San Diego County District Attorney
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The Effective Use of a Forensic Accountant in Elder Abuse CasesDavid Wall, JD, CPA, CFE
Forensic Account
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office

Diane Zimmerman, CFE
Forensic Account
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office

Training Full Slide-Click Here


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Skin and Wounds 101Heidi Fellows, RN, MSN, CWOCN
Wound Care Nurse Coordinator
RUHS, Medical Center

Training Full Slide-Click Here



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A Fresh Look at Fraud: Susceptibility, Tactics, and Outcomes Secondary to Financial Elder AbuseStacey Wood, Ph.D., ABPP
Molly Mason Jones Chair, Psychology
Associate Professor of

Training Full Slide-Click Here



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How the Riverside County EAFC (Elder Abuse Forensic Center) Can Assist with your InvestigationDavid Franklin, Psy.D., M.H.A.
Neuropsychologist
Director of the Riverside County EAFC
Director of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program

Training Full Slide-Click Here





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Financial Elder Abuse 101Maureen Mouchel, JD
Deputy District Attorney IV
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office

David Allen
Deputy District Attorney
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office

Training Full Slide-Click Here

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Grief, Depression, and Suicidality in Older AdultsChante Brooks, MSW
Staff Development Officer
Riverside County DPSS – Staff Development

Training Full Slide-Click Here

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Riverside County Sheriff, Public Administrator’s Office: Managing Someone’s Life After DeathNatasha L. Rangel, MPA
Assistant Public Administrator
Riverside County Sheriff Public Administrator

Training Full Slide-Click Here

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Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Social workers, mental health experts, doctors, and legal experts have forged multidisciplinary teams to address complex cases. Through a holistic approach, these teams help safeguard at-risk adults and bring justice to those who’ve been harmed. The support provided includes home visits by physicians, mental health providers and social workers who work with seniors and dependent adults to ensure they get the appropriate support they need to stay safe and secure in their homes. Learn more about the team’s approach by watching this video.

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