Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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What Else Can Be Done To Help Victims of Elder Abuse?

  • Form a Home Improvement Alliance within your organization or congregation to repair homes of the elderly and disabled adults. Services could include yard work, minor electrical, plumbing, and carpentry repairs, building ramps, house painting and roof repair.
  • Assist elders with pet care - taking pets to the vet, exercising dogs, helping with grooming and medications, etc.
  • Deliver Meals on Wheels.
  • Provide transportation.
  • Call your local Area Agency on Aging to inquire about specific volunteer needs, which could include money management, guardianship, and ombudsman volunteer opportunities.
  • Organize a "caregivers" group through your church.
  • Relieve a caregiver by sitting with their ill loved one; this helps the elder as well as the caregiver who may desperately need a break.
  • Get to know your elderly neighbor, become personally involved and include them in your family activities.
  • Speak to your civic club or faith-based organization about the problems of elder abuse.
  • Enlist the support of community leaders and other volunteers in advocating for increased awareness and services for victims of elder abuse.