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.”