There's no Excuse for Elder Abuse
Most older people do not experience abuse. But, unfortunately, there are some older persons who can be harmed or abused by others. An older person may also experience more than one form of abuse at any given time.
This website is designed to answer some common questions about elder abuse; to give information on seeking help; and resources to view and listen. Choose from the options below.
The HSE Social Care Division has published a policy spanning both Older Persons Services and Disability Services. ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse’. This policy provides one overarching policy incorporating services of Elder Abuse and for Persons with a Disability.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
What is Elder Abuse? - Learn about the different types of elder abuse
Recognise the Signs - Find out what to look for and what signs to watch out for
Protect Yourself - Advice on reporting elder abuse and how to access help
Watch and Listen - DVD on recognising Elder Abuse in the Community and links to the Open your Eyes short films
Resources - Information booklet, information card, annual reports and links to external agencies who support Older People
Publications - See all our Elder Abuse Publications
Contact Us - if you want to order a copy of the Open Your Eyes Information Booklet or DVD