Elder abuse can take on many forms and it isn't always easy to talk about. Many times the person being abused feels ashamed and/or scared. They may feel like "How could I let myself get into this situation?' or "If I say anything, things might get worse." This can lead to an unwillingness to tell someone or talk about it. No matter what the circumstances are, There is No Excuse for Elder Abuse! If you or someone you love is experiencing any form of abuse there is real help available.
The Office of Elder Services provides or arranges for services to protect incapacitated and dependent adults (age 18 and over) in danger of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Calls may be made anonymously.
711 (Maine Relay)
Let's all do our part to end Elder Abuse.