Podcast: Preventing Elder Mistreatment and Abuse

In this episode of Back to Health, Dr. Michael Ethan Stern and Alyssa Elman, LCSW discuss the what patients should know about preventing elder abuse and mistreatment. They highlight the Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT) and their 24/7 services in protecting vulnerable adults. VEPT is a first-of-its-kind Emergency Department (ED) / hospital-based multi-disciplinary team that addresses elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The team's goal is to increase identification, appropriate intervention, and reporting of elder mistreatment while also decreasing the burden on ED and hospital providers in managing these complex and challenging cases.

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