Elder Abuse is the mistreatment or harming of an older person.  It can include physical, emotional, or sexual abuse along with neglect and financial exploitation.


 Who are the most vulnerable?

Any elder who is dependent on another for care; ie:
 
 Alzheimer’s or dementia stricken
Disabled
LGBTQ
 Male or female  
 Physically weak
   

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Contact Anchored At Home for additional information.
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 Question: Can you identify which elder is being or has  been abused? 

            Answer: You can't determine by a casual look.

 A Challenge for you:

           Learn what you can do to become aware and to              influence the elder abuse narrative.
IF I YOU SUSPECT
ELDER ABUSE
CALL THE  
METRO ATLANTA HOTLINE:

 1-888-257-9519
ONE PERSPECTIVE FOR CONSIDERATION ON THE ABUSER:

"research has demonstrated that many caregivers who provide a great deal of care to Impaired older adults are not highly stressed, while many who provide a lesser degree of care to older adults are extremely stressed (Nerenberg, 2002). Some researchers believe that elder abuse has more to do with the characteristics of the abuser, rather than the dependence of the victim (Paveza, Cohen, & Eisdorfer, 1992). This notion is supported by research that associates mood disturbances in the caregiver, not the burden of care, as a cause of elder abuse (Coyne, Reichman, & Berbig, 1993).  As elder abuse literature evolves, it becomes clear that multiple causes of elder abuse exist. "

The research and conversation continue to  evolve.  Learn more and join the conversation.