Elder Abuse Prevention
The Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (including financial exploitation) program provides activities for the following areas:
Assessment and Treatment
2012-2013 the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention (YEAP)
Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And thatís only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as five cases go unreported. Elder abuse happens, but everyone can act to protect seniors.
The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), is sponsoring the Year of Elder Abuse Prevention (YEAP) to encourage national, state, and local organizations to protect seniors and raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
As part of the YEAP, the AoA is pleased to provide information, tools, and resources to support partners in their efforts to raise public awareness about elder abuse and shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, often hidden problem. The YEAP toolkit.