Elder Abuse Publications

Elder Abuse Publications

General Public

20 Ways You can help prevent elder abuse
A 12-page booklet giving concrete suggestions for ways you can help older Kentuckians

20 Ways You can help prevent elder abuse, [DOC]
20 Ways You can help prevent elder abuse, [PDF]

CHFS Report It Poster
A 6"x11" poster with the toll-free number for reporting suspected abuse of an elderly person

CHFS Report It Poster

Don'ts for Caregivers
A 2"x8" bookmark with tips on how caregivers can take care of themselves

Don’ts for Caregivers Bookmark

Model Protocol

Model Protocol for Local Coordination Councils on Elder Maltreatment

Financial Institutions

The following publications are companion pieces to the video Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation: How Banks Can Help. Please feel free to print and distribute them to your staff or customers.

How Banks Can Help Training Manual

Bank Training Manual

Teller Tent Card
The Teller Tent Card is designed to make two tent cards on a single sheet of legal-sized card stock. Just print, cut down the middle to make two tents and fold. One side faces the teller and gives reminders of suspicious activity to watch for. The other side gives tips to older customers on how to protect themselves against financial abuse. If you can't print on card stock, print the teller tent cards on regular legal-sized paper and glue to card stock so they can stand alone.

Teller Tent Card

Attention Seniors Brochure
The brochure, Attention Seniors: Protect Your Money - It's Your Future, can be printed and then two-side copied for distribution to your customers or elder abuse seminar and training participants.

Attention Seniors Brochure

Nursing Homes

One Case is One Too Many Leaflet
A leaflet urging nursing home residents and their families to learn to recognize signs of abuse and report suspected abuse.

One Case is One Too Many

CHFS Report It Poster
A 6"x11" poster with the toll-free number for reporting suspected abuse of an elderly person.

CHFS Report It Poster


Kids Care Coloring Book
Kentucky teachers have a new resource for teaching primary students to treasure their elders: the Kids Care coloring book.

Kids Coloring Book - Low Quality
Kids Coloring Book - High Quality

The 16-page coloring book includes multicultural happy children reading, baking cookies, flying kites and playing dress up and baseball with loving older people in their lives. Activities include a maze, word-search puzzle, page for students to draw their favorite older person and a certificate that children can give to important older people in their lives.

The coloring book has been reviewed and approved for use by the Kentucky Department of Education as an instructional resource with primary school children in the following Academic Expectations and Program of Studies categories:

Individual Well-being Academic Expectation (2.29)

  • Health - Students will recognize the concept of an individual's responsibility to others.
  • Health - Students will demonstrate responsibility to oneself and others.
  • Health - Students will recognize that growth and development are unique to each individual.
  • Health - Students will become aware of conflict resolution and communication strategies

Mental Wellness Academic Expectations (2.32)

  • Health - Students will identify what they like about themselves and others.
  • Health - Students will identify unique characteristics of others.
  • Health - Students will demonstrate respect for others.

Culture and Society Academic Expectations (2.16 and 2.17)

  • Social Studies - Students will understand that diverse groups celebrate heritage/culture in a variety of ways.
  • Social Studies - Students will recognize the roles individuals have in various groups.
  • Social Studies - Students will understand how human needs are met through social groups and institutions.
  • Social Studies - Students will examine concepts of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

Suggested Instructional Activities

  • Invite older relatives to talk about what it was like when they were youngsters or to share stories about their Thanksgivings at that age.
  • Compare a child's average day with an elder's average day at the same age.
  • Compare children's toys with toys that elders played with as children.
  • Compare a child's favorite food with an elder's favorite food at the same age and now. Talk about how tastes change.
  • Compare a child's favorite color with an elder's favorite color. Have each explain why.
  • Talk about what being old means to the children and ask older people what it means to them.
  • Talk about what being young means to children and ask older people what it means to them.
  • Talk about physical activities that are difficult for children and older people, such as taking the lid off a pickle jar or opening a window.
  • Talk about the children's and elders' favorite games.
  • Talk about the children's and elders' best friends. Can they tell a funny story about their friends?
  • Talk about things that make children and older people happy.
  • Compare children's hands and faces to older hands and faces, and talk about the differences.
  • Ask the children to spend a whole day without watching TV and talk about what children's lives were like when there was no television.
  • Have the children draw pictures of their favorite older person and explain why the elder is so important to them.
  • Ask the children and the elders what they have learned from each other.

In Case of Emergency (ICE)

By Kimberly Baker

Kentucky paramedics and other emergency response personnel are spreading the word about a simple idea they want all Kentuckians to adopt. It's called ICE, which stands for In Case of Emergency, and it can make a real difference in emergency situations when medical decisions have to be made rapidly.

The idea is both simple and practical for everyone, but it's particularly useful and important for aging citizens. In an emergency situation, medical response personnel, like paramedics and EMTs, check a victim's cellular phone for clues to the victim's identity. 

Using the ICE plan, cell phone users put the initials ICE before the names of people in their cell phone contact directories who should be contacted "in case of emergency."

Looking for the ICE tag, police, fire or medical personnel can scroll through your cell directory to quickly find the tagged entry and call this emergency contact.

The ICE plan can save precious time when emergency medical personnel need life-saving information about a victim, like prescribed medications, allergies or medical conditions. Your ICE designee should be able to provide this information if contacted on your behalf in an emergency.

Be sure to inform your ICE contacts they will be called "in case of emergency" and be sure they know the health-related information that could help save your life and help doctors choose the best course of care for you in an emergency situation.

ICE your cellular phone now and encourage your family members to do the same.

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