With old age come the dangers of isolation as well as loneliness, when children are more than happy to set up their own homes rather than stay and look after parents who have been there for them all through their lives.
Elder abuse can be defined as an act of causing harm or distress to an elderly person. Abuse can be of financial, physical, sexual as well as emotional in nature. Neglect of the elderly is also considered a kind of abuse.
It can happen anywhere: at home, at the nursing home or even in public. It has been found that 36% of the nursing homes have been abusing the elderly thus raising a violation of the laws.