Preventing Elder Abuse


Elder and dependent adult abuse is a serious problem in our community. In 2018, Shasta County Adult Protective Services received 3,301 allegations of abuse including 350 allegations for psychological/mental abuse, 528 financial abuse and 1658 for self neglect.  Self neglect cases have increase 48% since 2017.

June is Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month. To raise awareness of the signs of abuse, ShiningCare, Shasta County HHSA, Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, Redding Police Department and PSA2: Area Agency on Aging have come together to form Shasta County Elder Abuse Prevention Committee.  The SCEAPC ha collaborated to produce a week of events that will be both fun and informative for everyone.

Event Listing for June 2019  -see below

The following six types of maltreatment occur among persons over the age of 60.

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Mental Abuse
  • Neglect/Self neglect
  • Abandonment
  • Financial Abuse

Download “Don’t Miss the Signs” Flyer providing further details on the six

Shiningcare’s Gatekeeper Program: Working to Prevent Elder Abuse

Gatekeeper Program educates businesses and organizations who have regular contact with older adult customers to notice and identify seniors who are potentially at risk.

A major component of the training includes abuse and fraud prevention.


These trained Gatekeepers then connect at-risk elders to the necessary for safety health and the highest level of independence. A large component of the training as well as the support services to the elder provides financial abuse prevention measures.

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