Adult Abuse Facts

  • Abuse is a painful reality for thousands of Alabama’s elderly and disabled adults.
  • The elderly population is the fastest growing segment of our society.
  • The hidden problem of adult abuse is on the rise as elders are living longer and requiring more care from others.
  • Adult abuse often occurs among families experiencing stress.
  • Most adults desire to continue living independently.
  • Although adult abuse usually occurs in a family setting, health care or social service providers may abuse those in their care.
  • Adult abuse can occur in all racial and ethnic groups and among families in all income levels.
  • Adults often suffer humiliation and embarrassment whenever they are abused, neglected or exploited.
  • Regardless of age or ability, each individual deserves to be safe from harm by those who come in contact with them on a regular basis.

  • To report Adult Abuse call your local county DHR office

    Adult Abuse Hotline - 1-800-458-7214 or contact local law enforcement