• Raymond Mansi

Elder Abuse

According to NRS 200.5092 an older person is a person 60 years of age or older. Elder abuse is something that we hear about and in this blog we will take a deeper look into elder abuse. There are five different types of elder abuse that we collect data for: abandonment, abuse (physical, psychological, sexual), neglect, exploitation, and isolation. Elder Protective Services provides helpful information about elder abuse. Their website (http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Seniors/EPS/EPS_Prog/) has elder abuse prevention training, elder abuse reporting system, “who can report a case of elder abuse?”, etc. Anyone can report elder abuse and if you live in the Las Vegas/Clark County area you can call 702-486-6930 and if you live in all other areas of the state you can call 888-729-0571. Call the local police, sheriff’s office or emergency medical service if an older person is in immediate danger. If a person is willing to accept a service provided by the Elder Protective Services they can get an investigation, evaluation, and an arrangement.

A search of news regarding elder abuse shows some disturbing crimes.



In the state of Nevada there is an estimate of 15.3% of the state’s population being 65 years of age or older. This is a 2017 estimate from the United States Census. As we talked about earlier elder abuse is 60 years of age or older so that estimate would be higher than the 15.3%. What do these numbers mean? Well based off of other estimates and numbers from the census there is around 450,000 people in the state of Nevada that can be a victim of elder abuse.

Our elders deserve protection so if you see something please report the situation. As a community we hopefully can help protect the elderly more.

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This project was supported by Grant No. 15-NCS-X-02 (NIBRS) 2015-R2-CX-K043 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.

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