Ending Elder Abuse is Our Mission.
We are a team dedicated to ending elder abuse in America and beyond. We need your help to get this done.
Elderabuse.org has been created to understand, prevent, and treat elder abuse. We do this through research, direct service, public education, and advocating for better laws and policies.
We are excited to announce that we were recently invited to discuss the scope and impact of elder financial abuse on Marketplace Morning Report. Click the button below to hear how we see the problem of elder financial abuse today and what we, and you, can do to end it.
Elder Abuse by the Numbers
the amount lost to elder financial abuse between 2013–2017.
1 in 5
the number of seniors who report being a victim of financial abuse.
the number of reported cases of elder financial abuse in 2018.
1 in 10 Americans will experience elder abuse in later life.
Elder Abuse is literally an epidemic. The numbers of victims is steadily rising. We must all make ending elder abuse a priority.
That one could be you.
Imagine surviving to old age, only to experience abuse in later life. Elder abuse effects people of all backgrounds regardless of race, religion, social status or income level.
Together, We Can End Elder Abuse.
Add your email to join the list of Americans taking action to end elder abuse.
The people who started elderabuse.org are changing how we respond to elder abuse in New York City and beyond.
Elder abuse typically has multiple causes. These include mental health problems in the abuser, medical problems in the victim, and other external factors such as poverty or substance abuse. No one professional working alone can single-handedly end elder abuse. It takes a team of people from fields like medicine, law, social work, housing and other areas working together to problem-solve.
Your Donation Will Change Lives
We are committed to ending elder abuse with all Americans. Even small gifts have a significant impact on making that happen.