Identifying elder abuse is challenging,
so every member of the ED team
should be empowered to contribute.
Protection Team (VEPT)
A first-of-its-kind ED-based
multi-disciplinary team available
24/7 to assess, treat, and ensure the safety
of elder abuse/neglect victims.
Optimizing the ED care for
older adults is critical, and improving identification of and response to elder abuse and neglect is an important component.