Please note that this handout is useful on its own, but is also part of the Community and Justice System Working Together Education Kit.
Abuse and neglect of seniors is a complex issue with potentially devastating effects on older people who may lack the ability to protect themselves or bounce back from losses. Responding effectively requires a variety of responses and a coordinated community effort.
This handout provides some definitions and examples of abuse, as well as a list of what to look for when assessing if an older adult is being abused. It also provides some helpful communication tips and several phone numbers and lists some local sources of help and information.