Fast Facts: Preventing Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is someone age 60 or older. The abuse occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person the elder trusts. 

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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Elder financial abuse is a multibillion-dollar problem

Elder Rights Radio Interview with Scott Greenberg

Jameel Edney with the Area Agency on Aging's Elder Rights Center talks about elder fraud, abuse and exploitation in his interview with Scott Greenberg on Scott's radio show Oh, My God, I'm Getting Older and So Is My Mom.

After the Crime - What should I do now?

If you think a criminal may still be nearby, CALL 911 immediately. If someone is hurt, seek medical attention. Do not approach the scene of the crime until you know it is safe. Contact the police right away to report any suspected crime. If the crime is a burglary or theft, do not touch anything until police have had a chance to inspect the area.

Making a Safety Plan

You are the expert on your own situation. This guide is designed to help you plan ahead to stay safe in dangerous situations. It is important to think about your options and focus on what you know and what you need.