What do older adults need to know?

  • Everyone has the right to be safe and free from abuse. A person’s value and feelings do not become less important with age. Abuse at any age is wrong.
  • The person being abused is never responsible or to blame for the abuse.
  • People who behave abusively towards an older adult can still love and care about them. They need help.  Abuse does not go away and often gets worse over time.
  • No one who is being abused is alone. Help is available.

Even if you’re not sure if it is abuse, call the Senior’s Abuse Support Line 1-888-896-7183