Elder Abuse

In an emergency, call 911.

What is Elder Abuse?

Any crime or violation committed against a victim who is 60 years of age or older may be considered elder abuse.

What are some examples of elder abuse?

  • Domestic abuse or neglect at the hands of a family member or caregiver
  • Financial exploitation committed by a family member or relative, home aide, stranger or “professional”
  • Abuse of a power of attorney by someone entrusted to act as a fiduciary