Approximately 5 million older adults fall victim to abuse, exploitation, or neglect (including self-neglect) on an annual basis. Unfortunately, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Many experts believe that for every one reported case of elder abuse, there are probably at least 23 that go un-reported and un-detected.
The protection of older adults from mistreatment, exploitation, and/or abuse is one of the five core services offered under the Older Americans Act. Some important elder abuse resources in Connecticut if you suspect that you or an older adult you know is in trouble:
Are you interested in learning more or becoming involved in the movement to address elder abuse?
Learn more about the statewide CT Elder Justice Coalition.