The Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at Jewish Senior Life
The only shelter in the region to provide safe haven and support to elderly victims of abuse and neglect.
“Our goal is to provide support, safe harbor and security for the most vulnerable among us.”—Barbra Giles, JSL’s Associate Director of Aging Services
Victims can seek refuge in communities for as long as 90 days while social workers aid in resolving situations of abuse and creating a safe transition for the older adult to return to their home safely, or find new housing if needed. During the victim’s stay, staff assist to create a safety net for the victim and seek appropriate legal support as needed.
Complimentary services and shelter are provided to victims. Assisted living, independent living and skilled nursing are available. The shelter is open to older adults across SE Michigan regardless of faith, ethnicity, race or belief.
Victims and their advocates can call (248) 661-0123 for help and access to the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at Jewish Senior Life.
Types of Elder Abuse
Physical abuse – use of force, harm or physical injury
Emotional abuse – mistreatment that affects emotional or mental health, including intimidation, threats, harassment, belittlement or isolation.
Sexual abuse – sexual contact without consent.
Neglect – failure to provide a dependent senior with basic necessities.
Financial abuse – misuse of the older adult’s money, personal property or resources.
There are many ways to prevent Elder Abuse by recognizing the signs and behaviors.
To report Elder Abuse in Michigan, call Adult Protective Services at 1-855-444-3911.