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The Only Internet Search Directory Exclusively For The Over 50 Age Group


This is the most important section and service on Protective Service Agency website. Through the convenience of a single link, PSA connects you with International Resources and one of the largest databases regarding the elderly, anywhere. Most importantly, these links provide you and your family with every answer and service possible in order to prepare you for your current and future safety as an elderly citizen. PSA realized the paramount importance of this service when we conducted our own research in to elderly Laws, services, statistics, Hospitals, Facilities, Agencies, and many other categories addressing the elderly. Unless you know what you are looking for and where to look for it, you may find it virtually impossible to get the information you need. PSA spent an entire year researching and linking together resources into one convenient link to assure you find a solution on your very first search.

Also, PSA Offers The Only Internet Search Directory Exclusively For The Over 50 Age Group. For Vast Everyday Needs, Both Recreational, Personal and Professional, See "Senior Search" down below.

Through this page, you will find everything you need to establish a plan of care for your elderly loved ones. Here are a few examples.

  • What is Elder Abuse & how to identify and report it
  • Videos & Reports from the Leading Experts on Elder Care
  • Laws specifically pertaining to the Elderly
  • Networks of Advocacy & Individual Abuse Prevention Groups
  • How to choose a Facility – Medicare Checklist
  • Where to find the Hospital based on your condition & location
  • Elder Abuse Blogs where you can interact with other Support Groups
  • Adult Protective Services & Abuse Prevention Agencies
  • Books, Incident Studies & Statistics on the Elderly
  • Memberships to Seniors Associations
  • On Line News and Reporting for the Elderly
  • All Government Agencies Enforcing & Supporting Elderly Safety
  • Elder Specific Services for quality living as a Senior Citizen

More than 40 years ago, North Carolina Legislature wrote into Law the first Seniors Protective Service Act in the United States. Since that time, many more Laws have been written in all States and the U.S. Government has written and amended several as well, (ELDERLY ABUSE, NEGLECT & EXPLOITATION ACT).

Every American, whether they realize it or not, at some point in time, will need to rely on a service provider, individual, organization, institution or the Government for their care and safety. For those who rely on this systematic approach for their needs in later years without a plan to understand the system and how it works, will find themselves in a crisis.

No matter how prepared we think we are, or how much we think we know, we will never be able to comprehend the shear magnitude of what will be necessary in our elder years unless we invest the time it requires now, to explore and understand the many facets involved with elder care, and the many institutions and people that are involved.

Every study conducted, including The General Accounting Office, show, that even with Elderly Abuse Laws, and their many amendments, that Elder Abuse is still rampant and on the rise, more than 5.7 million reported cases last year. There are epic budget cuts and where budgets are proposed, they are more often than not voted away. The industry supporting the elderly is underfunded, understaffed and ill-prepared to manage the current and future elderly populations essential needs. One should not expect to depend on the current system to accommodate their needs later in life.

This page offers much more than Abuse Prevention. There are many new and exciting services available for the Elderly Community and not everyone is abused or an inadequate facility. This page offers every family in America the resources necessary to establish a plan of care not only for their elderly loved ones, but for themselves as well.

It is important to understand the process that the Elderly go through over time. From the decision to place them in assisted care, through end of life care. By understanding the various stages of treatment, care and requirements, you can assure the most efficient, stable and dignified care possible.

Without adequate planning, you could find yourself and your elderly loved one constantly moving from one facility or caregiver to the next just to meet the essential needs of care. Not all living arrangements are full term or long term care, therefore, as the elderly reach different stages, they will have to be relocated to the appropriate facility based on their needs at that time.

This is a monumental undertaking and extremely stressful on the elderly. There is also the possibility you will not be able to find a bed/space available and could end up having to become a full time medical provider in your own home. Today, there are only 16,779 total care facilities in the United States and they are at 83% capacity with more demands for beds everyday.

Without adequate planning now, you could literally find your elderly loved ones without a place to live at their most critical moment. That is what this page is all about. Assuring you are prepared and spared the disastrous consequences of not being so when their most critical time of need arises.

Browse PSAs database on Internet resources below for people age 50+.

The web sites in PSA's Internet Resources on Aging are chosen for their usefulness for older adults and their families, as well as for researchers, students, and professionals in the field of aging.

Most of the sites are produced by government agencies or nonprofit organizations. Commercial sites are not included unless they contain a substantial amount of free information that is interesting to a wide spectrum of older adults.

We review entries every 6 months, updating their descriptions and web addresses as needed. Because we want the database to be current and accurate, we have had to limit the total number of sites it contains.

Individuals or organizations who would like to recommend a site are encouraged to contact us.

PSA's guide to Internet Resources on Aging does not include the following types of web sites:

  • Commercial sites whose primary purpose is to sell products or services. Exceptions are made for sites offering products that are particularly helpful to older adults and may be difficult to find (such as assistive devices) and sites containing a substantial amount of free and useful information.
  • Web sites consisting only of unannotated links to other sites
  • Web sites with a high proportion of space devoted to advertising
  • Web sites with technical problems that impede use
  • Web sites describing university gerontology programs

The Links below have been established for your convenience. There are no fees nor do you have to sign up for anything. These links are complimentary of the Protective Service Agency.

Although there are specific titles at the top of each link, the links are not limited to that specific title or article. Each link offers vast resources and many additional links within. It is best to click on the link and explore the many options available to you through each individual link. The resources available to you through these links are unlimited.

The Protective Service Agency strives to serve all individuals and the communities with which they live. We sincerely hope you enjoy your visit with the links below.

Links

What is Elder Abuse?

Aministration on Aging

http://www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/aoa_programs/elder_rights/ea_prevention/whatisea.aspx

 

Elder Abuse and Neglect
Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Help

http://helpguide.org/mental/elder_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm

 

Link to nursing home laws & reports

http://www.elderlawanswers.com/Default.aspx

 

Link to adult protective services

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1298.htm

 

U.S. Administration on Aging

National Center on Elder Abuse

http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/ncearoot/Main_Site/index.aspx

 

Elder Law Answers

http://www.elderlawanswers.com/Default.aspx

 

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com

 

Medicare Nursing Home Inspection Report Database

http://www.elderlawanswers.com/Default.aspx

 

The Nursing Home Checklist

http://www.medicare.gov/nursing/checklist.pdf

 

Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions

The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study. (1998). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/AoA_Programs/Elder_Rights/Elder_Abuse/Index.aspx).

 

A Profile of Older Americans. (1998). American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the Administration on Aging, (http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/general/profile_1998.pdf) (PDF, 1.6MB).

 

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect

http://www.youtube.com/user/centeronelderabuse

 

The Elderly Justice Coalition

http://www.elderjusticecoalition.com/

 

2012 Aging in America Conference
http://asaging.org/aia12/

 

Elder Justice Now

http://elderjusticenow.org/

 

Government Accountability Office Report March, 2011

Elder Justice: Strong Federal Leadership Could Enhance National Response to Elder Abuse

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11208.pdfhttp://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11208.pdf

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-208

 

International Network for Protection of Elder Abuse

http://www.inpea.net/

 

Hospital Search & Care

http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/

Nursing Home Abuse Laws & Info
http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/medical-malpractice/new-medicare-report-on-medical-errors-in-hospitals-reinforces-ongoing-problems/

Book on Elder Abuse & Neglect
http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=NE7hb2dS5bwC&oi=fnd&pg=PR7&dq=us+hospital+elderly+neglect+and+abuse+statistics&ots=Bx7RxCxlZU&sig=D7rbUicH-aLpTIAGQ6uk132FktQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

Daily Health News & Information
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2048460/NHS-health-care-Neglect-elderly-ONE-FIFTH-hospitals-breaks-law.html

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