The Facts: Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence

This factsheet provides some information for LGBTI elders regarding elder abuse and domestic violence, including a number of contacts to seek additional help. 

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’. The abuse or neglect may be financial, psychological, physical, verbal or sexual.

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