How can the elderly who are suffering from abuse seek help?
Elderly who experience abuse can speak to family members, neighbours or friends whom they trust. In life-threatening situations, they should call the police immediately or ask someone that they trust to help them do so. These abused elderly victims can also talk to doctors, social workers or other professionals about their experience and problems. It will also help if they maintain an active social life, such as calling their friends to chat often and connecting with people in their community. This will help increase their visibility.
For assistance, they can call the following hotlines:
National Anti-Violence and Sexual Harrassment Helpline (NAVH):1800-777-0000
Police: Call 999 or SMS 71999 (If there is imminent danger to your/the victim's life and safety) You can find more information on elder abuse [here].