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Protect Yourself From Elder Abuse

Protect Yourself From Elder Abuse

  • Maintain social contacts and nurture friendships.
  • Take care of your health through regular medical and dental checkups, and be honest with your medical advisers about any problems you experience.
  • Stay active, both physically and mentally.
  • Learn about the changes that are part of the normal aging process.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with your financial status, and have a plan in place for someone you trust to handle your finances should you become unable to do so, making sure your income and assets will be available to meet your needs.
  • Make your health care wishes known through an advance directive — make sure your doctor and lawyer have a copy, as well as family members.
  • If you need help, ask for it from someone you trust to help — a family member, doctor, lawyer, clergy, other helping professionals, or a friend or neighbor.
  • Remember that life's circumstances can change in an instant, and be prepared.

If you believe you are the victim of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, ask for help today! Call the police, visit AbuseIsNotOK.org, or call 1-800-522-3511.

Make a Report 

If you see something, say something.
Make a report at AbuseIsNotOK.org or call
1-800-522-3511.

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