elder abuse


A single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust and which causes harm or distress to an older person. Elder abuse can take various forms, such as physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial abuse. It can also be the result of intentional or unintentional neglect.

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United Nations (2013). Ending Violence against Women and Girls: Programming Essentials. Available at:


URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1097