World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens each year on June 15th as designated by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. For more details, visit
Many organizations including Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs support strong advocacy to help end elder mistreatment. No one is immune to abuse, neglect and exploitation; it occurs in every demographic, and can happen to anyone. We promote and protect each long-term care resident’s right to be free from abuse, neglect and exploitation. These and other residents' rights are guaranteed by the federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law and state law.
Georgia State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program provides information, advocacy, and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity, and respect of long-term care facility residents. Please visit our website www.georgiaombudsman.org or contact our free, confidential number at 1-866-552-4464, option 5.
Check out resources and information below to learn more about elder abuse: