Elder Abuse

In general, elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Legislatures in all 50 states have passed some form of elder abuse prevention laws. Laws and definitions of terms vary considerably from one state to another, but broadly defined, abuse may be:

Resources and Links 

National Elder Abuse Incidence Study

Domestic Violence in Later Life

What If I Suspect Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation?

National Center on Elder Abuse

AoA Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation program


Are you being mistreated or hurt by a son, daughter, grandchild, spouse/partner, or someone in your senior living home?

Are you too afraid to tell someone?

Do you feel that no one will believe you?

That is exactly why we are here.