Legal Precedents on the Abuse of the Elderly?

Answer While child abuse and spousal abuse receive growing public attention, abuse of the elderly is under-reported, often because the abusers are family members, or the victims are isolated or helpless. ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Legal Precedents on the Abuse of the Elderly

What is elderly abuse?

The National Center on Elder Abuse notes that while it does not know exactly what causes elder abuse problems and why the problems are spreading, being informed about the issue lets people know the... Read More »

Emotional Abuse in the Elderly?

Elder victims are usually physically or mentally frail. They are unable to defend themselves and are often unable or unwilling to report abuse. Abuse can take many forms, with emotional abuse being... Read More »

Why does elderly abuse happen?

For every one case of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect reported, five more cases go unreported, according to a 1998 study by the National Center for Elder Abuse, the National Cent... Read More »

What is the definition of elderly abuse?

Elderly abuse usually takes place by someone taking care of an elderly person. It could be the older person's child or spouse, a nurse or nurse's aide in a nursing home or a caregiver hired to take... Read More »