Elder Abuse Prevention Program
Not long ago a frail local woman was left alone in a cold apartment without food because her daughter, apparently exhausted from years of caretaking, simply walked away. Something like this happens every day. A son spends dollars meant for his father’s care. An aide strikes a disabled patient. A stranger takes advantage of an elder’s gullibility. Institute on Aging's Elder Abuse Prevention (EAP) Program exists to stop acts of abuse like these, if possible before they happen.
- “I’m afraid someone is stealing my elderly neighbor’s money.”