Signs of Elder Abuse

From Maryville University, critical information on how to identify signs of Elder Abuse, and how to prevent this egregious and often unreported behavior that affects 1 in 10 Americans over 60:


Elder abuse has become a serious and growing issue in the United States. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), about one in 10 adults over age 60 have experienced some kind of abuse. This is concerning for those who want to ensure that older adults receive the quality care they need.

Current and prospective nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals need to be able to understand and identify signs of elder abuse to help protect this vulnerable population. Further, seniors and their families should be aware of this issue to make sure nobody is being taken advantage of. As more baby boomers become seniors and require increasing levels of care, the number of people who are at risk of elder abuse will only continue to grow.

Maryville University has created this guide to provide you with all the information you need about elder abuse. This resource will define the various types of elder abuse, outline the signs of elder abuse, offer ways you can help, and explain how to properly report it as well. Whether you are looking to provide senior care as a medical professional or simply want to make sure a family member is well cared for, this guide will help prepare you to recognize, report, and ultimately prevent elder abuse.


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