Elder abuse is an often hidden, but serious problem. Elder abuse includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and self neglect, and financial exploitation. To raise awareness of elder abuse, wear purple on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. If you suspect that an older disabled adult is being abused, please report it. If it is a life threatening situation, call the Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400. You can also make online reports at www.txabusehotline.org. Your report will be confidential. If you suspect that a resident of a nursing home is being abused by facility staff, call 1-800-458-9858.
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