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WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE?
Many older people who live at home are at risk of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation by family members and others close to them.
Victims of abuse are often isolated, and they may be afraid or unable to seek help for themselves.
Know the signs. In many cases, the only person outside the family who sees the victim is the health care provider, homemaker, caseworker, meals on wheels volunteer or attorney; therefore, it is critical that all know the signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Click here to download a copy of the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act.
Elder abuse can happen in the following ways:
JULY IS ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS
In our current economic environment, there is an increasing concern with financial exploitation of the elderly. Learn how to recognize the signs of financial exploitation, and what to do about it. Click here for more information.