Elder Abuse is defined as the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals age 60 or older.
EAPA Program has been established to raise awareness and address the problem of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Aging Resources objectives include responding to reported concerns of older adults who are AT risk or currently experiencing abuse; coordinate community resources, collaborate with resources/professionals; and increase public awareness.
EAPA serves individuals age 60 or older, to identify risk, abuse and assists with developing options to reduce or eliminate risks and stop abuse. Individuals have the right to be safe in their home, be treated with dignity, respect and make their own decisions, even if they seem wrong to others. Abuse is when these rights are denied, resulting in harm.