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Abuse in Later Life

Abuse In Later Life Program

Elder woman looking off sadly thinking about abuse

Elder Options provides community educati on and outreach for elder abuse prevention and awareness. We host professional training for law enforcement and direct service providers to assist with recognizing and responding to abuse in later life. Additionally, we can provide advocacy, safety planning and resource referrals for victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Kimberly Henderson

Elder Abuse Project Coordinator

What Is Elder Abuse?

Elder Abuse is any intentional act causing physical, emotional or financial harm and is most often committed by someone you know and trust, like a family member or caregiver. Physical abuse might include unexplained injuries, bruising, and unattended medical needs. Emotional abuse could be verbal, by yelling or making threats, or non-verbal through intimidation or isolation. Financial Exploitation includes improper use of an older adult’s bank accounts, property or legal documents. Here are some examples of Elder Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation in action:

Reporting Elder Abuse

Help is available!

This self-assessment connects you to the TCARE (Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral) Program. This is a one-on-one caregiver support program that may require you to engage with an assigned TCARE Coach. If you wish to participate in the program, continue to the self-assessment. Please be advised that a TCARE Coach may be in contact with you via phone or email.

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