Elder Abuse

There is violence against some of our elders in the Muslim community. Shocking as it may seem, changes in economic conditions, family structure and family mobility, changes in cultural context, and the breakdown of traditional methods of elder care appear to have contributed to increasing rates of elder abuse. Violence against our elders is still an issue largely ignored in our community. Get more informed about this difficult topic, and the associated issue of violence against the disabled.

  • The National Center on Elder Abuse, which is part of the US Government, has an excellent site on the topic here.
  • The National Institutes for Health, also part of the US Government, as further resources here
  • You can find sound, general information about elder abuse from HelpGuide’s Elder Abuse and Neglect


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