Recognizing Elder Abuse

As the population ages the issue of elder abuse is becoming much more prominent.  The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as:  “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.

The following from the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal discusses how to recognize signs of elder abuse.  Take a look further into their four-part series to learn more about the issue of elder abuse and how to help someone in need.

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal:  Elder abuse just next door! Part 1: What is elder abuse?