Elder abuse refers to the mistreatment, neglect, or harm inflicted upon older adults who are typically 60 years of age or older. It can occur in various forms and can be perpetrated by family members, caregivers, or other individuals in a position of trust.
Elder abuse can take on different manifestations. It is important to recognize the signs of elder abuse, such as unexplained injuries, changes in behavior, sudden financial difficulties, social isolation, or strained relationships. If elder abuse is suspected, it should be reported to appropriate authorities or helplines to ensure the safety and well-being of the older adult.