Common Culprits of Elder Abuse

You might be surprised to learn it’s not the typical their or mugger that commits elder abuse. In fact, the culprit is usually a close friend or relative of the victim. The spouse or adult children of elder abuse victims have easy access and can easily manipulate the situation for personal gain. While you may not see elders being physically abused by their family and friends, you’ll often see financial manipulation. It’s easy for people in close relationships to gain access to the victim’s finan...

Elderly Abuse Reporting When Family is Involved

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According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, between one and two million Americans 65 years or older have been injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone they relied on to care for them. Unfortunately, it’s been estimated that about two-thirds of all senior abusers are family members. In addition, the NCEA says that for every one case of elderly abuse reporting, five cases go completely unreported.So how does one go about elderly abuse reporting when family is involved? Coping...

How to Report Elder Abuse

Abuse of the elderly is a silent and dangerous epidemic that is still growing in the United States. Many people do not know how to report elder abuse. Some may know how to report elder abuse, but they choose not to out of fear. On this page, you will discover tips and resources you can use to know how to report elder abuse. How to Report Elder Abuse: When Should I Be Concerned? Before examining how to report elder abuse, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of abuse. Elder abuse...

5 Ways to Report Elder Abuse

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Abuse of senior citizens in the United States is a large and sensitive problem. Finding the courage to speak up can be difficult, but it is required by law in some states that you report elder abuse. Here, we will take a look at the best ways you can report elder abuse if you or someone you love is a victim. Report Elder Abuse: Local and State Authorities If you or a family member is currently being abused in a nursing home, hospital or assisted living facility, you must seek help as soon as p...