Elder Abuse Awareness

North Central Health Care Wausau Campus

Elder Abuse Awareness Week

Elder abuse is a critical and often hidden issue that impacts countless older adults each year. Our mission is to shine a light on this problem by raising awareness, providing resources, and supporting victims and their caregivers in recognizing and preventing elder abuse.

Elder abuse can manifest in various forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, financial abuse, and neglect. It can occur in homes, community settings, or institutional care facilities. Recognizing the signs and understanding the risks are essential first steps in safeguarding our elderly loved ones.

This week, we spotlight a range of resources, statistics, and essential information to raise awareness about this serious issue affecting nearly 1 in 10 elders. Educate yourself and become an ally for one of our most vulnerable populations.

Topics Covered

  • Elder Abuse: What You Need to Know
  • Elder Abuse: Statistics & Key Insights
  • Understanding Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Protecting Elders Against Scams & Exploitation
  • Caregiver Support & Resources
  • Supporting the Emotional and Psychological Well-being of Seniors

Join us in our efforts to protect and empower older adults, ensuring they live with dignity and respect.