Elder Abuse Task Force- Santa Clara County, CA- Manual: “Elder Abuse—Guidelines for Professional Assessment and Reporting”.

This is a comprehensive elder abuse training manual now available online to assist elder care professionals with our critical role in identifying the various types of elder and dependent adult abuse, assessing and documenting the situation carefully, interviewing appropriately and reporting suspected abuse and neglect. This publication was developed by the Elder Abuse Task Force of Santa Clara County, CA composed of professionals representing agencies serving older adults and committed to education, advocacy and prevention of elder abuse. Please present the complete manual and feel free to add local reporting agencies and community resources for your County if you choose to use it as a template.


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POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is an approach to improving end-of-life care in the United States, encouraging doctors to speak with patients and create specific medical orders to be honored by health care workers during a medical crisis.

POLST is not for everyone; only patients with serious illnesses or frailty should have a POLST form. For these patients, their current health status indicates the need for standing medical orders for emergent or future medical care. For healthy patients, an advance directive is an appropriate tool for making future end-of-life care wishes known to loved ones.  

Please click below to download the latest POLST form for yourself and your loved ones.

Cognitive Tests

Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test Form



IMPORTANT! This information is meant to be used only for general information, in accordance with current medical information and the practice experience of this geriatrician and should never be used alone, outside of the medical advice of one’s personal physician.

Fall Prevention

Elder Abuse: Physical, Financial and Emotional

Phone Based Programs

Transportation Options in the Bay Area




Helpful Devices

Go Wish Cards

Go Wish gives you an easy, even entertaining way to talk about what is most important to you. The cards help you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness. Playing the game with your relatives or best friends can help you learn how you can best comfort your loved ones when they need you most.  Link to Go WIsh here or GO WISH CARD EXAMPLE

Make Time with Your Doctor Worthwhile Checklist

Emergency Contact and Current Medication Information