Prevention strategies knowledge about what works to prevent elder abuse is growing additional resources to report elder abuse or find services for older adults and their families visit the eldercare locator . Elder abuse alzheimers abuse physical abuse emotional abuse lack of experience and training in nursing home staff members can be a significant contributor to resident injuries preventing falls according to the journal injury prevention elderly falls are roughly three times more common in residential settings such as nursing homes . According to the national committee for the prevention of elder abuse about 5 percent of the older population has suffered from some kind of abuse as the population of seniors in the us continues to expand so will the issues related to elder abuse in our country. Elder abuse is a serious problem that can have harmful effects on victims the goal for elder abuse prevention is to stop it from happening in the first place however the solutions are as complex as the problem knowledge about what works to prevent elder abuse is growing. Home resources preventing elder abuse and neglect in older adults font size a a a print share we can increase funding to provide training for people who work in aging related care on the prevention and detection of elder abuse we can identify ways to empower older people through senior centers and intergenerational programs that
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