Older Adults and People with Disabilities May Be at Risk for Abuse During Pandemic

The safety measures put in place to protect older adults and adults with disabilities from COVID-19 unfortunately may also put them at greater risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect, according to Jamie Farrell, AgeOptions Aging and Disability Rights coordinator. She shares a comprehensive resource, originally developed by AgeGuide, to help older adults, their caregivers, friends and neighbors recognize, prevent and report abuse.

Click here for the guide. Jamie can be reached at jamie.farrell@ageoptions.org.

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