Types of Abuse
No group is immune to elder abuse. The problem affects all social classes and all racial, ethnic, and religious groups. Elder abuse is not a myth. It is not just a domestic squabble. It is not just a family matter. It is against the law and is happening everyday in our community.
There are four types of abuse that Adult Protection investigates:
Self Neglect: This is a type of neglect, where an elderly or disabled person who lives alone is losing their ability to provide for their own food, shelter, or medical care, due to a physical or mental decline.
If you believe any of these things happening to a vulnerable adult, please make a report. You can remain anonymous.