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How to get help

If you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, it is important to know that help is available. 

If you know or suspect someone is being abused, you can...

  • Let them know that help is available.
  • Invite them to talk in a place where they are alone and safe, and listen to them.
  • Let them know it is not their fault.
  • Respect their right to make their own decisions.
  • Avoid being critical of the abusive person.
  • Keep providing support, even if they refuse help.

How to get help

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10 December 2014
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