The Texas Elder Abuse and Mistreatment (TEAM) Institute, a collaboration between the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Geriatrics Program at the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) - Adult Protective Services (APS), is an institute without walls.
Our mission is to improve the lives of abused or neglected elders through interdisciplinary clinical care, education and research.
Goals of the TEAM Institute:
To provide a comprehensive and systematic approach to identification, intervention, and risk reduction to the abused or neglected elderly of Texas.
Enable an interdisciplinary effort to meet the many needs of the abused/neglected elderly.
The interdisciplinary approach includes geriatric medical treatment, referrals, training, data collection and research.