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As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet, every year an estimated 5 million, or
1 in 10 older Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Working
together, we can build the social supports that can prevent this abuse and keep
everyone safe as we age.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)- commemorated on June 15th every year – is an
opportunity for people or organizations to take action to protect older people by raising awareness about
elder abuse, why it occurs, and what we can do to stop it. We can act collectively to support justice for all. For more information visit http://eldermistreatment.usc.edu/weaad-home

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Dodge County Adult Protective Services and

Long Term Support Unit

 

Who do they serve?

Adults who, because of being a frail elder, chronically mentally ill, physically disabled, intellectually disabled, having a neurocognitive disorder, or other like in capacities, are in imminent danger of losing their life, liberty, health or property, through the exploitation of others, or through their own inability to care for themselves resulting in abuse or neglect.

What is Abuse?

“Abuse” means any of the following:
• Physical abuse
• Emotional abuse
• Sexual abuse
• Treatment without consent
• Unreasonable confinement or restraint.
• “Physical abuse” means the intentional or reckless infliction of bodily harm. 

How do I get in touch with them?

Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center to make a referral. 

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For more information please visit Adult Protective Services and Long Term Support Unit