JUNE 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Do You Know?

Do You Know?

Elder abuse is a hidden problem.

1 in 6 older adults worldwide have been abused in past year.

What is elder abuse?

It is the abuse and neglect of older people. It takes many forms.

Physical Abuse Psychological or Emotional Sexual abuse Financial Neglect or Abandonment

Do You Know?

People who commit elder abuse are often in a position of trust.

Elder abuse is common at home and  in institutions like nursing homes.

Only 4% of elder abuse is reported.

Elder abuse is Preventable

Raise awareness - talk with friends, family and colleagues

Stay connected to your older one.

People should learn about their rights

Use Professional services for support