Elder Abuse - Awareness and Prevention

Web Resources:
Click the links below to access great resource websites to find out more about elder abuse awareness and prevention.

Essentials For Preventing Elder Abuse It is estimated that each year more than 2 million older Americans fall victim to physical, psychological, nancial, or other forms of abuse and neglect, and that number could be even higher because for each report of elder abuse there may be as many as five or more that go unreported.

Elder Abuse Among Alzheimer’s Patients Abuse can occur anywhere, including at home and in care settings. People with dementia are especially vulnerable because the disease may prevent them from reporting the abuse or recognizing it. They also may fall prey to strangers who take advantage of their cognitive impairment.

Financial Elder Abuse The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is the national association for professionals, practitioners, and researchers across disciplines working to address abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults.

Reporting Elder Abuse In Missouri 1-800-392-0210
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable individuals 60 and older.

Preventing Elder Abuse by Family Caregivers The goal of the NCEA is to improve the national response to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and has provided an excellent resource to help families prevent elder abuse.