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End Elder Abuse
What is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse is the mistreatment or harming of an older person. Our mission is to promote the safety, financial security, and social health of our Indian people through Adult Protective Services of elder and vulnerable adults.

Imagine surviving to old age, only to experience abuse in later life. Elder abuse effects people of all backgrounds regardless of race, religion, social status or income level. We need your help in the fight to end it. Elder abuse typically has multiple causes. These include mental health problems in the abuser, medical problems in the victim, and other external factors such as poverty or substance abuse. No one professional working alone can single-handedly end elder abuse. It takes a team of people from fields like medicine, law, social work, housing and other areas working together to problem-solve. It starts with us knowing and identifying the signs and types of abuse.

All You Need to Know

Types of Elder Abuse


Physical force resulting in physical injury pain, or impairment to a vulnerable elder.


Infliction of metal pain or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts.


Failure of those responsible, to provide life necessities for a vulnerable elder.


Non-consensual sexual contact of any kind with a vulnerable elder.


Desertion of a vulnerable elder by the person who assumed responsibility.


Illegal or improper use of a vulnerable elder’s property, funds, or assets.


Taking spiritual objects without permission, or abuse from spiritual mentors.

Let's End Elder Abuse

Know the Signs

Behavior Signs

Financial Signs

Physical Signs

Did You Know

5 Million

elders are abused every year.


of elder abuse is committed by family members.


of older adults have experienced maltreatment at home.


of cases of abuse go unreported


of tribal members will be over the age of 65 by 2030.


of abuse on female elders are committed by males.

Respect Our Elders

Together we can work together to protect our history, and carry on sacred traditions.