Elder Shelter is a coordinated effort to place adults who are 60 and over, or have a disability, in safe shelter while they are recovering from abuse or neglect.
This effort started in 2016 through the work of the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition.
Individuals who are supported through Adult Protective Services and are experiencing abuse, or are at serious risk of abuse are eligible for shelter placement.
Individuals remain in the shelter program until they are able to transition to their next home.
The Association for Community Living funded the study through the Weinberg Center. Data from elder shelter programs around the country is being looked at for best practices in efforts to do better for older adults at risk for abuse and neglect.
The Pikes Peak Elder Justice Center (PPEJC) assists with providing behavioral health services to
underserved and underinsured older adults living in the community.
The Fiduciary Education Committee is a cooperative effort of the Pikes Peak Elder Justice Center and the Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition.
Our goal is to provide quality education for both professional and non-professional fiduciaries. The term fiduciary covers a wide range of roles:
– Powers of Attorney
– Medical Proxies
PPEJC ELDER ABUSE FORENSIC MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM (E-MDT)
The E-MDT model for addressing elder abuse reflects a “one-stop-shop”. Any agency working through an elder abuse situation can refer a case to the E-MDT for review.