Your Stories of Preventing Elder Abuse

These are the stories of people who recognized and reported incidents of suspected elder abuse. The stories show that, if a person steps forward and takes the time to report a harmful situation, another person can be helped. Names and identifying information have been changed to protect the individuals.

Why Elder Abuse is Everyone’s Problem

By: Richard W. Besdine, M.D. What you’re about to read makes me angry, because it’s a…

Story 2 – Sam Helps his Neighbor Rick

In 2008, Sam called the Adult Protective Services Hotline. Sam was concerned about his elderly…

Story 1 – Tammy Helps Her Sister Grace

In 2008, Tammy called the Adult Protective Services Hotline to report that her sister, Grace,…


Make the Pledge - Write Your Own Story

These examples show what a positive difference one person can make in the lives of others, if you only pay attention to what is going on around you. Make the "I Will" Pledge today, and start writing your own story of how you helped an elderly person escape a bad situation.