Unfortunately, as the elderly population grows, abuse and other crimes against them increase, as well. First, recognize the signs of elder abuse and advocate helping someone you suspect is being abused. Don’t be a “silent” victim if you’re stolen from, assaulted or scammed by fraud. Report any incident to law enforcement so they can help protect you and others from being victimized. Child & Family’s Victims of Crime program offers support services to cope with your incident, as well as your security and economic fears.
Types of Elder Abuse
Emotional Abuse: Causing mental anguish and despair by name calling, or by insulting, ignoring, threatening, isolating, demeaning and controlling behavior.
Financial Abuse: Illegally or unethically exploiting an older person through use of his/her cash, credit cards, funds or other assets without permission or through coerced permission.
Physical Abuse: Slapping, bruising, coercing (including sexual coercion), cutting, burning or forcibly restraining an older person.
Neglect: Refusing or failing to carry out caretaking responsibilities (e.g., withholding food, medicine, glasses or dentures); also, abandoning a dependent older person.
We pledge the following services to you
- Crisis intervention and safety planning
- Emergency assistance
- Case Management services
- Protective services
- Support counseling services
- Victims’ services network
- Police services
- Distric Attorney prosecution
- Legal services specializing in the elderly
If you suspect an immediate threat to the safety and well-being of an elder in your care or to yourself call 911. We are here to help you recover, prevent and secure your welfare from episodes of abuse. Our services are confidential for your protection and we encourage you to trust us in your time of need.