LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Hallie L Zobel

Types of Elder Abuse and Exploitation

According to the American Psychological Association, roughly 2.1 million elderly Americans become victims to abuse each year. Elderly adults may become victimized due to isolation, physical and/or mental disabilities, and dependence on others. Elderly victims are often reluctant to report abuse.

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If you need to report the abuse, neglect and exploitation of a disabled adult or elderly adult over the age of 60, please call the Florida Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (22873)

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