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Elder Abuse

August 15, 2019

This page is about older adults who are being abused by a caregiver. Sometimes a family member or an intimate partner can also be a caregiver. This means that if you are being abused by a caregiver, you may also qualify for a domestic violence restraining order in your state. You can see more about this in Can I get a restraining order for elder abuse? If you are an older adult in an abusive relationship with an intimate partner, you can read more about domestic violence on our Forms of Abuse page. You can also read about domestic violence restraining orders in your state on our Know the Laws - By State pages.