Abuse is a painful reality for thousands of Alabama’s elderly and
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.
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.
Adult Abuse Hotline - 1-800-458-7214 or contact local law enforcement