June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

June is the month dedicated to raising awareness about abuse of the elderly. Abuse comes in different forms and can be physical, financial, emotional, sexual,  and include neglect or abandonment. Elder abuse can take place in an older person's home; in an institution; or (via scammers) over the phone, via computer, or at the victim's front door. Sadly, many cases of abuse are at the hands of family.