The chances of becoming a victim of abuse increase as you get older. There are many reasons for this. One reason is because older people often have to rely on others for help. This puts those caregivers in a position to take advantage you. Sadly, many seniors are taken advantage of and mistreated by family members or caregivers.
Elder abuse can look very different depending on the situation. Legal Services for the Elderly has an excellent resource guide that will:
Remember: You have a right to live a life free of abuse.
If you are concerned that someone you know is being abused, click here for more information on how to help.