Elder Abuse: If You See Something, Say Something
During the holidays families make extra effort to see long-distanced relatives to celebrate and enjoy time together. However, for some adults visiting their aging parents, what they see may be signs of elder abuse.
What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Legislatures in all 50 states have passed some form of elder abuse prevention laws. Broadly defined, abuse may be: