Frequently Asked Questions About Elder Abuse

Elder abuse, the intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or trusted individual that causes harm to an older person, is a widespread injustice with many consequences for our society. A comprehensive review published in 2015 by the New England Journal of Medicine found that approximately one in ten seniors is the victim of elder [...]

Fighting Elder Financial Abuse: June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse is a serious problem in the United States. According to the Administration for Community Living (ACL), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 1 in 10 older Americans are abused or neglected each year, and only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse ever comes to [...]

Warning Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

Did you know that older Americans are at great risk of financial exploitation, such as fraud or identity theft? According to the National Council on Aging, the estimated cost of elder financial abuse and fraud can be up to $36.5 billion annually. Further, financial abuse against the elderly is frequently committed by someone they know [...]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

Today (June 15th) is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Designated by the United Nations (UN), WEAAD aims to bring global attention to the issue of physical, emotional and financial abuse against our aging population. The world is experiencing major demographic changes. Projections indicate that by 2050, the global population over the age of 60 [...]