Elder abuse and neglect are prevalent in our society, and yet it is estimated that only one in fourteen cases of elder abuse are reported to authorities. Therefore, it is very important that people of all ages be aware of what elder abuse is, how to spot it, and where to get help for an elderly person in need. This following resources help explain what elder abuse is, the signs and symptoms, how to cope with emotions, where to get help, how to decide what help is appropriate, and how to take precautions against abuse, neglect and exploitation.
If you have any questions about elder abuse, please call CARIE at (215) 545-5728. An advocate is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to discuss cases of elder abuse. All calls are kept confidential.