1 out of 14
cases of elder abuse is reported to the police
of cases reported are victims' family abuse
of nursing home patients allege abuse
The Senior Awareness & Legacy Foundation advances the health of communities across the world through a focus on protection for the elderly from all forms of abuse and neglect. Our focus is on awareness and public accountability—the building blocks for aging with dignity and a truly healthy community.
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
It's hard to act beyond your level of consciousness?
Incidents of abuse and neglect are rarely reported to the proper authorities?
Did you know family and friends of the victims are unaware of the common signs of elderly/senior abuse?
Our Advocacy group is partnering with local churches, schools and businesses to proactively raise the awareness of the neglect and abuse that is occuring in our elderly/senior citizens community. It is our hope by creating conscious awareness of all types of elderly/senior abuse: Emotional, Financial, Physical and Sexual, that men and women will become outraged and accountable for proactively seeking to "right the wrongs" that have been done to our senior citizens.
Seniors are our most valuable resource and we invite you to help us protect their rights!
World Health Organization releases new infographic on elder abuse
The UN General Assembly designated 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Around 1 in 10 elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment either at home or in an institution. Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. Elder abuse is a global public health problem which affects the health and human rights of millions of older people around the world, and is predicted to increase with rapidly ageing populations. On the occasion of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, WHO is launching a new infographic on the issue which highlights the magnitude of the problem and known prevention strategies.