Elder Abuse


Elder abuse has skyrocketed in the U.S. (actually, globally) and makes headlines every day. In this section, we are going to look more into what elderly abuse is, how prevalent it is and what can be done to stop it.

Statistically speaking, elder abuse is most likely to occur in the home where they live. Of course, that includes assisted living, long-term care facilities or other group living. There are anywhere between 1.5 and 2 million seniors that are victims of elder abuse in the U.S. annually, which equates to 1 in 9 Americans over the age of 60.

The most common types of elder abuse include physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, psychological and emotional abuse, and financial abuse.

Read through these articles and related resources to learn how you can do your part to stop elder abuse.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
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Elder Abuse Articles


The State of Elder Financial Abuse 2015

  The recently released research in the True Link Report on Elder Financial Abuse 2015 clearly shows what a rampant issue this form of elder abuse has become. This report reveals that older people lose twelve times more a year than the … ... Continue Reading

Elder Abuse: A Silent Epidemic – Infographic

  Each and every year millions of older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Elder abuse statistics from the last few years show these people suffer great physical and financial loss as a result of this abuse. For … ... Continue Reading

Behind Closed Doors Elderly Care Exposed – Elder Abuse on the BBC

  If you have not seen the Behind Closed Doors Elderly Care Exposed Panorama documentary on the BBC, be warned. It shows elder abuse and neglect, contains strong language and commentary about these terrible acts in caregiving … ... Continue Reading

Elder Abuse Rampant & It Needs To Be Stopped

  Most people know that elder abuse happens; I did. I knew it was a pretty common thing, too. It's nearly an epidemic and  I'm looking for input on what to do. You see, I do a lot of research about all kinds of topics related to aging. I … ... Continue Reading

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