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What services help an elderly person vulnerable to mental abuse?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are several services to assist an elderly person recovering from mental abuse. The National Center for Elder Abuse is a website that contains a list of state laws and telephone numbers to report abuse. Once reported, an elderly person may be eligible for a series of services. Arrangements will be made to ensure the elderly person has been placed in a safe home environment. In extreme circumstances, the elder may be placed in a safe house. Legal implications may include a court order for protection against the abuser and legal advocacy. A family can receive counseling on substance abuse, education, and home health services. An elderly person may receive counseling and therapy as well as visits from a social worker to ensure a continuing safe environment.

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