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.