Also for every report of elderly abuse five others go unreported this means that estimates of elder abuse are likely even higher the 2 million figure 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 . Elder abuse in the home is typically financially based or in other words due to the vulnerability and dependency on the family or caregiver elderly individuals are financially abused often via deception identity theft misappropriation of funds and misallocation of social welfare benefits or income. Nursing home abuse risk prevention profile checklist a special thanks to principal author virginia dize associate director for home and community based services at the national association of state units on aging for the time she gave in shaping the tool the national center on elder abuse is indebted to the late dr. 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. Understanding elder abuse 185kb 2pages 508 this fact sheet provides a basic overview of elder abuse it is intended for the general public world report on violence and health 148kb 24pages 508 this report is the first comprehensive review of violence on a global scale chapter 5 provides detailed information on elder abuse
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