According to the World Health Organization, Elder Abuse is “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”.
Elder Abuse can be verbal, physical, emotional, sexual or financial. It can also be intentional or unintentional neglect. Unfortunately, Elder Abuse is a growing problem in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's population of seniors 65 and older is projected to increase by more than 70% in the next 20 years. All Wisconsinites share the responsibility to help protect our senior citizens by recognizing and reporting any signs of elder abuse.
Since 2001, Wisconsin has seen a staggering increase in reported elder abuse cases.
Source: Wisconsin Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
Protect yourself or someone you love from any form of Elder Abuse.
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