Elder abuse is an underreported crime.

Elder Abuse WomanFrom July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005) there were 1,460 reported cases of abuse and neglect involving victims 60 years of age and older. (NHCADSV)

In NH, Elder Abuse is defined by law RSA 161-F as any action or omission that results (or could result) in harm to a vulnerable adult ages 60 and over.

Resource: NHCADSV

Types of Elder Abuse

• Physical abuse
• Sexual abuse
• Emotional or psychological abuse
• Neglect
• Abandonment
• Financial or material exploitation
• Self-neglect

Types of Abusers

• Spouse/Partner
• Child
• Caretaker
• Companion
• Friend

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