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Elder abuse is a growing problem across the nation.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), a combination of psychological, social, and economic factors, along with the mental and physical conditions of the victim and the perpetrator, contribute to the occurrence of elder maltreatment.
It has been estimated that roughly two-thirds of all elder abuse perpetrators are family members. For more information, please see the following resources.
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services Elder Abuse Information - definitions of elder abuse, Wisconsin's elder abuse law, statistics, services and other state resources
- Elder Abuse Agencies and Helplines for Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)
- Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy
- The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups
- State of Wisconsin Board on Aging & Long Term Care
- Wisconsin State Law Library - Elder Law
- U.S. Administration on Aging -Elders & Families
- National Center on Elder Abuse
- National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
- National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
- National Organization for Victim Assistance
- U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime - Elder Abuse
- U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Search for "elder abuse" and related topics for a wide range of materials