Abuse is an act, or a lack of action, that occurs within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.
Abuse can sometimes be unintentional and has come about because a carer is struggling to cope with their caring role.
Abuse may be from a relative or a paid carer or someone whom we rely on to help us. This can make it very difficult to know what to do or be able to do anything about the situation on our own.
Elder abuse can take a variety of forms:
- Financial abuse
- Physical abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Sexual abuse
If this sounds familiar and you need help, ring our helpine on 01296 431911.
Or you can ring Careline at the Bucks MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 0800 137 915.