Confronting Elderly Abuse
An older adult is someone aged 60 or older. The CDC defines elder abuse as: “An intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk or harm to an older adult". Elder abuse can take various forms such as financial, physical, psychological, and sexual. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect.
We need to think and talk about elder abuse if we are to stop it from happening.