Every nineteen seconds, it is estimated someone becomes the victim of an act of elder abuse. Whether it is committed by a family member, caregiver or in a nursing home or facility, there is simply no excuse for mistreatment and neglect of our country's senior citizens.
Elder abuse can include:
- Physical abuse, including physical pain or injury;
- Sexual abuse;
- Mental anguish and emotional abuse, such as humiliation, intimidation, or threats;
- Financial exploitation or fraud, and
- Neglect, abandonment, denial of food or medical care and other health services.
Most victims of elder abuse are frequently too frail and dependent on others to care for themselves. In some instances, abuse may even be a criminal offense.
If you believe that someone is being mistreated, abused or not provided adequate care, by a family member, caregiver or nursing facility, we would like to talk with you.
You may reach us confidentially at 800-204-0599 or by contacting us online.