Cobb Elder Abuse Task Force

 

Vulnerability . . . Loneliness . . . Predators . . .

Older Adults can become frail, vulnerable, and the target of abuse. So what do you do if you suspect someone in your neighborhood, at a care facility where you visit a relative or, worse case, in your family is being abused, neglected, or exploited?

 

According to Georgia State Law . . . Elder Abuse is any intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person who causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.

 

Who do I call to report Elder Abuse . . . even if I just suspect Elder Abuse, but it is outside of Cobb County? 

  • 911 or your Local Police

  • Adult Protective Services 866-552-4464 x 3 

  • Healthcare Facilities Regulations (HFR)  800-878-6442 (If the abuse is inside an Assisted Living Facility, Personal Care Home or Nursing Home)

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Upcoming Events

Monthly LEO Luncheons - Closed Meeting for all Law Enforcement, Regulatory Agents and prosecutors. Law Enforcement attendees receive post credit. More information contact:

LEO@CEATF.org

 

~ Monthly ~

Second 

Tuesday

11:30-1:00

CEATF Biannual Meeting

Cobb Senior Center

1150 Powder Springs Street

Marietta, GA  30064 

For more information contact: CommunityOutreach@ceatf.org

Postponed due to COVID-19

CEATF Goals

  • Meetings

    • Quarterly meetings 

    • Semi-Annual meetings for all Georgia County Senior Services Directors

  • Public Training / Education

    • Bank Training

    • Public Awareness Community Meetings

    • Mandated Reporter Training

    • Assist development of elder abuse registry

    • Partner with Ga Dept of Veteran Services to educate at-risk veteran population

  • LEO Coordination

    • LEO lunch Info Exchanges

    • Attempt Team Cases

    • Tri-State Coordination Meeting (GA, AL, TN)

    • Support Georgia Rep. Sharon Cooper, Health & Human Services Committee Chairman, with registry enhancement and legislative initiatives concerning abuse and exploitation of elderly and at-risk adults

  • CEATF Administrative Pursuits

    • 501c Foundation formation and related task force enhancements

    • Public Awareness Posters/Billboard Initiatives

    • Meals on Wheels Elder Abuse Notices

"If you suspect Elder Abuse - then go visit that elderly parent, neighbor or friend."

 

~ Chief Dan Flynn,

Marietta Police Department