If you or someone you know is in immediate, life-threatening danger due to elder abuse, call 911.
Elder abuse is a growing problem in Wisconsin. In fact, Wisconsin’s senior population of those 65 and older is expected to increase by 72% in the next two decades. All Wisconsinites share the responsibility of recognizing and reporting elder abuse, and knowledge is the first step to prevention.
Since 2001, Wisconsin has seen a staggering increase in reported elder abuse cases.
Source: Wisconsin Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
State of Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel talks about the importance of reporting elder abuse, and wants Wisconsinites to know that there is help and support available as you age.
Elder financial abuse is illegal or improper use of a senior’s financial resources for another person’s profit. Unfortunately, this problem is large and growing. In this video, you’ll learn how to spot and help prevent senior financial exploitation and abuse.
Protect yourself or someone else from any form of further abuse.
To find resources in your area, click here or call the Wisconsin Attorney General's Victim Resource Center at 1-800-446-6564
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