Many elderly adults are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and also in facilities responsible for their care. It is especially relevant, if you suspect that an elderly person is at risk from a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver, or is preyed upon financially, it’s important to speak up. However, everyone deserves to live in safety, with dignity and respect. Therefore, learn about the warning signs of elder abuse, what the risk factors are, and how you can prevent and report the problem.
Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, or sexual harm inflicted upon an older adult. While other forms of abuse include, financial exploitation, or neglect of their welfare by people who are directly responsible for their care.
Types of elder abuse
1. Physical elder abuse
2. Emotional elder abuse
3. Sexual elder abuse
4. Elder neglect
5. Financial exploitation
6. Healthcare fraud and abuse
Watch the video of elderly lady physically abused
Finally, if you know anyone is elderly and abused speak up and report immediately. In conclusion, there is always help near more than you know.