Elder Abuse Prevention

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to being exploited or abused in several ways. It is a problem that stems from biological, psychological, societal and financial issues related to the abused and the abuser.

In order to prevent the victimization of our elders in society, there are many things you can do. By informing yourself on the topic of elder abuse and actively raising awareness for this issue, this will help curb neglect or abuse occurring to elders. It will also force nursing home staff and management to become more accountable for the conditions and caretakers they provide, which will lower rates of abuse.

Links to help the Elderly and to prevent/report suspected Elder Abuse:

NH Dept. of Health & Human Services Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

NH Dept. of HHS Elder Abuse Advisory Council

National Center on Elder Abuse

Maine Resources:

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/216/Health-Human-Services
http://elderjusticemn.org/national-and-statewide-links/
http://www.franklincounty.maine.gov/sheriff