Additional Information and Resources on Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Adults-at-Risk
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Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center
Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center
(exit DHS) answers questions about the
law in Wisconsin relating to guardianships, protective placements, conservatorships, Powers of Attorney for Health Care, Living Wills,
"Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR)
orders and Powers of Attorney for Finances.
Wisconsin Information and Partners
"Disability Rights Wisconsin
(exit DHS) works to end abuse, neglect and denial of
the legal rights of people with disabilities."
Long Term Care
Ombudsman responds to complaints and problems of residents or
recipients of long term care, such as care in nursing homes,
community-based residential facilities, and services of the Community
Options Program and managed long-term care programs.
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic
(exit DHS) Aging and Disabilities
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual
(exit DHS) Disabilities,
Aging and Sexual Violence
Wisconsin State Law Library - Elder Law Center
(exit DHS) offers legal information and assistance to Wisconsin senior citizens and
people who work with the elderly.
Violence in Later Life Information Packet
(exit DHS) "Sexual violence
can affect individuals across the life span, including people in later
life. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has created a series of
resources related to sexual violence in later life. The packet
includes a fact sheet, technical assistance bulletin, technical assistance
guide, resource list, annotated bibliography, research brief and on online
Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program
(exit DHS) is aimed at educating medical professionals in
spotting individuals who may be particularly vulnerable to financial abuse.
The National Adult Protective Services Association
(exit DHS) works to provide
state Adult Protective Services professionals with a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the
quality of services for Adults-at-Risk.
Administration on Aging
Elder Rights Protection
Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)
Aging and Disability Rights Resources
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
American Bar Association
Commission on Law and Aging
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(exit DHS) site serves as a national information
and referral center for the general public, media, and victims of abuse.
The National Center on Elder
(exit DHS) directed by the U.S. Administration on
Aging, is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the
field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with
dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and
"The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
(exit DHS) is an association of researchers,
practitioners, educators and advocates
dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's
most vulnerable citizens."
The National Organization for Victim Assistance
(exit DHS) is an organization of individuals committed to the recognition and
implementation of victim rights and services.
U.S. Department of
of Justice Programs - Elder Abuse
(exit DHS) site links you to
helpful information and a variety of related sites.
The National Center for Victims of Crime
(exit DHS) works to make sure all crime victims
get the assistance and information they need.
Summary Information about Changes to Wisconsin Elder Adults/ Laws
Lawyer, August 2006
(exit DHS) Landmark Reforms Signed into Law:
Guardianship and Adult Protective Services
Wisconsinís Elder Abuse and Adult at Risk Reporting Law (exit
DHS, PDF, 157 KB)
October 06, 2014