This report outlines activity in HSE Elder Abuse Services during 2009.
All referrals of alleged elder abuse to the HSE are treated in confidence and, as much as possible, handled in a way that respects the wishes of the older person.
The aim of the HSE service is to ensure the safety and well-being of an older person while providing support to stop the abusive behaviour. Anyone who is being abused, or is concerned about abuse, should talk to someone they trust or they can contact the HSE Information Line on 1850 24 1850.
Alternatively, they can contact a health professional such as GP, Public Health Nurse or Social Worker.
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