Elder abuse is:
‘A single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.’
Any older person is vulnerable and can potentially become a victim of elder abuse. Abuse may come in different forms, such as:
- Sexual abuse
Elder abuse can occur anywhere older man or women live or visit, including:
- Own home
- Carer’s home
- Day centre
- Residential home
- Nursing home
Please see our VICTIMS OF ABUSE page on information about how to make a claim in cases of abuse.
Please also see our INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE page.
If you or your loved one has become a victim of abuse please contact us immediately on 0203 380 9406 for a free consultation with our expert team of solicitors.