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NMT addresses Elder Abuse

Addressing Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can be defined as an act intended to harm an older person by way of physical, emotional or psychological,  or financial distress. Elder abuse includes harmful acts committed by close family, known relatives, friends, neighbours and paid caregivers. Abuse of elders takes many different forms, some involving intimidation or threats against the elderly or physical assault, some involving neglect, and others involving financial exploitation.
According to the World Health Organization, elder abuse is a problem that exists in both developing and developed countries, yet is typically under-reported globally. Until recently, this serious social problem was hidden from the public view and considered mostly a private matter. Even today, elder abuse continues to be a taboo, mostly underestimated and ignored by societies across the world.
There is a need to create awareness about the presence of elder abuse in our society, address the problems of abuse and to make the public aware of remedial measures that could be taken by the abused. As of July 2015, it was found that over 65% of elderly in India face abuse of some sort. 

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NMT Impact in Addressing Elder Abuse


Seniors rescued from a life on the streets


Elders in distress assisted

Medical Trust's
Initiatives to
Address Elder Abuse

Dementia Caregiver Training

1. Elders Helpline 1090

NMT Geriatric Care Training

2. Elder Line - Karnataka

1. Elders Helpline 1090

Elders Helpline 1090 - a joint project of the Bangalore City Police and Nightingales Medical Trust, was set up in 2002 to tackle the problems of elder abuse in Bangalore.
The Helpline 1090 propagates Nightingales Medical Trust’s vision of ensuring a life of dignity and security to all elders by combating harassment and abuse and since its inception it has handled over 2 Lakh calls.

Dementia Care Training

2. Elder Line Karnataka

To assist elders in distress in India, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched ‘Elder Line’ The National Helpline for Senior Citizens with the toll free number 14567. This project has been implemented across the country by partnering with government agencies and NGOs in different states. In Karnataka, the Elder Line is implemented by Nightingales Medical Trust in association with the Department for the Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens. 

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