10 Ways to Help Prevent Elder Abuse
With trusted family members, friends, and professionals to help plan you or a loved one's future
2. Be Cautious
If something doesn't feel right, listen to your gut!
3. Stay Connected
Keep in touch with other regularly
In an activity that you or a loved one enjoys-- or try a new one together!
With a local organization that works with seniors (like RSVP/Volunteer Connection) or one that provides services for seniors (like Meals on Wheels)
6. Do a wellness check
Stop by or pick up the phone to see how a neighbor, family member, friend (or even a stranger!) is doing
7. Know the signs
Learn the signs for the different types of elder abuse and tips on how to safely intervene
8. Ask for help
Feeling overwhelmed? There are great community resources to help older adults and caregivers. Try respite care to give yourself a break.
9. Get more information
It's the right thing to do-- and it's easy! If you suspect that you or someone you know is being abused or mistreated, report it to Adult Protective Services.
If the person is in immediate danger, call 911!