Elder Abuse

The situation where an older adult has been abused, neglected or exploited.

More Common Terms

  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.
  • Social Security A federally-administered program that provides monthly benefits to eligible workers who are either disabled or age 62 and over, and certain family members.
  • Adult Day Health Care A type of adult day service that offers comprehensive health services in addition to social and support services. Typical facilities will provide on-site nurses, therapists, social workers and other health professionals.

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