2013 Year of Elder Abuse Prevention
Protect Seniors in the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention
Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that's only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as five cases go unreported.
As part of the YEAP, the AoA is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources in their efforts to raise public awareness about elder abuse and shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden problem.
Visit the AoA website for more information including helpful fact sheets on the warning signs of elder abuse and how to protect yourself from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.