Elder abuse prevention program

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.This project addresses the problem of physical or psychological abuse and neglect of the elderly. It will use three strategies: Assessment - multidisciplinary medical evaluation on all cases of suspected abuse; Intervention -- coordination of existing and new services under subcontract by the Geriatric Resource Coordination Program of Kennedy Memorial Hospital's case management services; and Outreach/Education --including institutional consultation, workshops, and case review sessions, and initiating public awareness campaigns to educate physicians, community service providers and the public about how to recognize and respond to elder abuse. The objectives are to: (1) establish services in Camden and Gloucester Counties in year 1, and expand to Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties in years 2 and 3; (2) assist approximately 150 elderly requiring assessment and interventions in year 1, and 50-75 more in each of years 2 and 3; and (3) educate approximately 200 professionals in year 1 and an additional 150-200 in years 2 and 3.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $490,096.00

Awarded on: 1/3/1989

Time frame: 1/1/1989 - 8/31/1992

Grant Number: 14484


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Newark

65 Bergen Street
Newark, 07107-3001


Thomas A. Cavalieri
Project Director