Understanding Elder Abuse: Types and Signs - A Meritan Campaign
Non Profits | June 01, 2024
by: Meritan, Inc.
Elder abuse can take many forms, each with its own set of warning signs and devastating consequences.

Written by: JR Robinson

Elder abuse is a pervasive issue that affects the health, dignity, and human rights of older adults. As part of Meritan's ongoing efforts to raise awareness and combat elder abuse, we are launching a campaign to educate the community about the different forms of abuse and how to recognize the signs.

Types of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take many forms, each with its own set of warning signs and devastating consequences. The main types of elder abuse include:

Recognizing the Signs


Recognizing the signs of elder abuse is crucial for early intervention and prevention. Here are some tips on how to identify potential abuse in various contexts:

If you suspect elder abuse, it is crucial to report it immediately to the appropriate authorities, such as Adult Protective Services or the police. Early intervention can help protect the elderly and prevent further harm.

Meritan is committed to raising awareness and providing support services to victims of elder abuse. Join us in our campaign to create a safer and more dignified environment for our elderly community members. Together, we can make a difference.

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