Elder Abuse

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

More Common Terms

  • Age Restricted Communities A housing area or development, often gated, that restricts ownership and residency to individuals who are over a set age. These communities are set up to accommodate older adults.
  • Home Health Agency Health, personal and social care provided in the home to individuals who are functionally or cognitively impaired.
  • 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.

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