Elder Abuse

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Authored By: National Institute on Aging

Many older people are victims of elder abuse, sometimes called elder mistreatment. It can happen to anyone—no matter what their race, religion, or background. And, it can happen in many places including the older person’s home, a family member’s house, assisted living facility, or nursing home.

Last Review and Update: Sep 13, 2017
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