Elder abuse is an intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is defined as someone age 60 or older.
- Understanding Elder Abuse Cdc-pdf[185 KB, 2 Pages, 508]
This fact sheet provides a basic overview of elder abuse. It is intended for the general public.
- World Report on Violence and Health Cdc-pdf[148 KB, 24 Pages, 508]External
This report is the first comprehensive review of violence on a global scale. Chapter 5 provides detailed information on elder abuse.
- Elder Abuse Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Core Data Elements Cdc-pdf[3.8 MB, 124 Pages, 508]
To report elder abuse or find services for older adults and their families, visit The Eldercare LocatorExternal. You can also access the Locator by calling
1-800-677-1116.The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.