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Elder Abuse

According to the World Health Organization, by the year 2025, the global population of those aged 60 years and older will more than double, from 542 million in 1995 to about 1.2 billion. We do not have as much information about the extent of elder abuse in our society, but we do know that the effects are dramatically felt. Due to age-related health issues, and a pervasive thread of ageism in our community, many adults suffering abuse in later life face significant barriers to seeking safety. The resources and links below contain helpful information. Alexandra House advocates are also available 24 hours a day to support victims of elder abuse.

Links

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
World Health Organization Fact Sheet
Elder Care Rights Alliance
National Center on Elder Abuse


Handouts

Eleven Ways to Prevent Elder Abuse (Source:NCEA)
Warning Signs of Elder Abuse (Source: NCEA)

Anoka County SAFE Initiative:
Stop Abuse & Financial Exploitation of Elders

The Anoka County SAFE Initiative is a partnership of individuals and organizations in Anoka County with responsibility for law enforcement, adult protection, and provision of medical care, housing, and other services to seniors, including the Attorney's Office, the Sheriff, Social Services, and community agencies. The Mission is to protect citizens who are at risk of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation because of age and circumstances. For more details, visit the Anoka County Attorney's Office website.

An Age for Justice: Elder Abuse in America



 



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