Two Baptist team members, social worker Laura Riker and nurse Ferrell Moore, recently spent two days in San Antonio, Texas, where they were invited to share their work with the Seen in the Hospital, Safe at Home team (funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation).
The Seen in Hospital, Safe at Home project will translate the rigorous research results on elder mistreatment into a coherent, practical model of care that will transform real-world practice at scale.
The pair has developed and is implementing a comprehensive training curriculum designed to assist emergency room staff in identifying, assessing and responding to victims of elder abuse. Participants in the Seen in Hospital, Safe at Home project included a wide variety of thought leaders focused on elder maltreatment. Baptist’s Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse (CREA) and emergency department teams’ work was described as “provocative,” “creative” and “passionate.”
“We came to the meeting feeling like we were in the presence of the Michael Jacksons of elder abuse, yet left feeling like we were the superstars. We are humbled beyond belief,” said Ferrell.