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Elder abuse

Elder abuse can be physical, emotional or financial. It can be all three. It can involve violence, bullying and intimidation. Often the abusers are family members.

Elder abuse happens across all economic sectors of society, from very rich to very poor. It also happens in all cultural and religious groups.

If you, or someone you care about, is being abused, you can get help through the links and resources below.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. November 2014.

Page reference: 136031

Review key: HIELA-136031