“My son takes money from me to buy my groceries but never spends all that he takes on food. He says I eat too much and can get by with less. There is never enough food in the house and I often feel hungry. I wasn’t sure who to talk to so I called the Seniors Abuse Support Line.”
Neglect is when a caregiver or somebody else in a position of trust withholds care, food and/or emotional support. Neglect may be intentional or unintentional. Sometimes those trusted to provide care do not have the necessary knowledge, experience or ability to carry out their responsibilities.