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Elder abuse

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. This mistreatment is called elder abuse. Learn more about this topic so you can help identify elder abuse and protect older adults who may be vulnerable.

Elder Abuse

Learn about elder abuse, including physical, emotional, and financial abuse. Identify signs of abuse, neglect, health care fraud, and how to get help.
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