By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. a New Jersey Elder Abuse Attorney

Abusers of older adults are both women and men. Family members are more often the abusers than any other group. For several years, data showed that adult children were the most common abusers of family members; recent information indicates spouses are the most common perpetrators when state data concerning elders and vulnerable adults is combined. Find out more … A Response to the Abuse of Vulnerable Elders: The 2000 Survey of State Adult Protective Services .

The bottom line is that elder abuse is a family issue. As far as the types of abuse are concerned, neglect is the most common type of abuse identified. Review our Fact Sheet for more information about who abuses.

Contact me personally today to discuss your elder abuse issue.  I am easy to talk to, very approachable and can offer you practical, legal ways to handle your concerns.  You can reach me toll free at (855) 376-5291 or e-mail me at