Alternate Names : Elder Abuse, Institutional Abuse, Domestic Abuse
What can be done to prevent the injury?
Campaigns and education to raise awareness of the problem
and its warning signs may help prevent elder abuse. Most states have
a confidential hot line open 24 hours a day to report suspected abuse.
People can help by:
asking directly about signs of possible abuse
supporting the victim and talking to help him or her feel
showing concern, so that the person knows there is someone to turn to if he
or she wants help