1 in 10 seniors will experience abuse every year. Being able to age with dignity and grace is a dream many of us have and something everyone should be able to do. As individuals, we often turn to family members, friends, and care services to provide health care and companionship. Becoming more reliant on others, however, means that the elderly are often more susceptible to abuse.
To help seniors be able to live in a safe environment and as independently as possible, it’s important to realize the impact of senior abuse and how to prevent it. Whether you are caring for an older loved one, are a senior yourself, or simply know someone who is an elder, you can help spot, prevent, and report elder abuse. Remember, the best way to prevent and stop elder abuse is to take action. Check out the Senior Abuse Awareness & Prevention infographic created by Accessible Home Health Care to learn more.