Elder Abuse

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

More Common Terms

  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently due to medical requirements. Also known as nursing homes or convalescent homes.
  • Dementia Dementia is a syndrome of progressive decline that causes memory problems and disorientation. Alzheimer's disease is the majority of all cases of irreversable dementia.
  • Administration on Aging (AoA) The federal agency that administers the Older Americans Act. It provides resources and education to older Americans and their caregivers.

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