Understanding elder abuse : fact sheet, 2013
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.

Search our Collections & Repository

All these words:

For very narrow results

This exact word or phrase:

When looking for a specific result

Any of these words:

Best used for discovery & interchangable words

None of these words:

Recommended to be used in conjunction with other fields



Publication Date Range:


Document Data


Document Type:






Clear All

Query Builder

Query box

Clear All

For additional assistance using the Custom Query please check out our Help Page

Filetype[PDF-185.41 KB]

  • English

  • Details:

    • Description:
      Elder abuse includes several types of violence that occur among those ages 60 and older. The violence usually occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person the elder trusts. Six frequently recognized types of elder abuse include: Physical—This occurs when an elder is injured as a result of hitting, kicking, pushing, slapping, burning, or other show of force; Sexual—This involves forcing an elder to take part in a sexual act when the elder does not or cannot consent; Emotional—This refers to behaviors that harm an elder’s self-worth or emotional well being. Examples include name calling, scaring, embarrassing, destroying property, or not letting the elder see friends and family; Neglect—This is the failure to meet an elder’s basic needs. These needs include food, housing, clothing, and medical care. Abandonment—This happens when a caregiver leaves an elder alone and no longer provides care for him or her. Financial—This is illegally misusing an elder’s money, property, or assets.

      CDC-INFO Pub ID 999588

    • Content Notes:
    • Subjects:
    • Place as Subject:
    • Main Document Checksum:
    • File Type:

    Supporting Files

    • No Additional Files

    More +

    You May Also Like

    Checkout today's featured content at stacks.cdc.gov