An estimated three to five million older adults in America were victims of abuse in 2011. Elder abuse often occurs at home, with a family member or caregiver causing the abuse. In many instances, it can go undetected for some time.
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and I am encouraging Kentuckians to join me in raising awareness about this important issue. Please watch for any warning signs that may suggest that elder abuse is occurring to someone you know and love.
Signs of elder abuse include:
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