Riverside County in California has enacted a program to reduce elder abuse, called the CARE (Curtailing Abuse Related to the Elderly) Program. This program is part of the Adult Services Division.
What Does the CARE Program Do?
The CARE Program provides services to people who have suffered from elder abuse and consumer crime. Through the program, incidents of consumer fraud against elders are investigated. The program also holds training and information sessions along with presentations to community and professional groups to teach them how to recognize and report instances of elder abuse. In addition, the CARE Program coordinates the multi-disciplinary elder abuse teams that work to bring professionals with the ability to investigate possible abuse and provide services to elderly individuals who need the help.
Who Benefits from the CARE Program?
The CARE Program benefits any resident of Riverside County who is need of direct advocacy for elderly victims of consumer fraud. Additionally, all residents of Riverside County benefit from the CARE program, since it encourages reporting instances of elder abuse and consumer fraud. Residents also benefit by the increase of trained responders and reporters to these crimes. Everyone in the community benefits from identification and prosecution of those responsible for elder abuse and consumer crimes, as this saves taxpayer money because elders are more likely to be able to stay in their own homes and be less reliant on public assistance programs.
Where Can I Find Members Participating in the CARE Program?
You can find staff members of the CARE Program in sheriff stations located throughout Riverside County. The CARE Program has three multi-disciplinary teams that allow member agencies to benefit from collaboration while partaking in case discussion at monthly meetings.
If someone you are close to has been a victim of elder abuse in Riverside County, California, call the Peck Law Group right away. The experienced attorneys at the Peck Law Group can help you move forward with your case today.
About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.