Types of Abuse:
Who is being abused?
Most victims of abuse are women, but some are men. Likely targets are older adults who have no family or friends nearby and people with disabilities, memory problems, or dementia. Abuse can happen to any older adult, but often affects those who depend on others for help with activities of everyday life, including bathing, dressing, and taking medicine. People who are frail may appear to be easy victims.
Signs of Abuse:
How to help:
If you think someone is in danger please call 911.
Administration for Community Living has a National Center on Elder Abuse and can be reached at (800) 677-1116.