Elder/Adult abuse is becoming a large problem, affecting hundreds of thousands of vulnerable citizens in the United States. For the most part, elder abuse is seldom reported and some experts believe that only 1 of every 14 victims actually report abuse to the authorities.
Elder/adult abuse victims generally consist of:
- Substance abusers
- Chronically mentally disabled
- Developmentally disabled
- Weak elderly
- Physically impaired
The different types of elder abuse conform to the following: