Nebraska Save Our Seniors
The Nebraska Save Our Seniors program empowers Nebraskans statewide aged 60+ in overcoming hardships caused by abuse, neglect, and/or financial exploitation. The program offers strengths-based, trauma-informed, person-centered services and referrals using a statewide circle of support that allows seniors to remain independent.
What Is Elder Abuse?
Also known as elder mistreatment, generally refers to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a family member, caregiver, or other person in a trust relationship that causes harm or creates a serious risk of harm to an older person. Elder abuse may include abuse that is physical, emotional/psychological (including threats), or sexual; neglect (including abandonment); and financial exploitation. This is a general definition; state definitions of elder abuse vary. Some definitions may also include fraud, scams, or financial crimes targeted at older people.
- Physical: hitting, pinching, restraining
- Sexual: forcing sex or pornographic viewing
- Emotional: humiliation, ridicule, minimizing the elder’s opinion, isolation
- Control: denying access to transportation, medicine, events, family and friends
- Financial: identity theft, fraud, or financial crimes
- Respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims;
- Assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization;
- Assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and
- Provide victims of crime with a measure of safety and security such as boarding up broken windows and replacing or repairing locks.
If you or someone you know is facing a hardship caused by abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation, click the button below to make an online referral.
211 is a State of Nebraska Aging and Disabilities Resource Center. This effort is coordinated by Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services’ State Unit on Aging, through local Area Agencies on Aging, and in partnership with the disability organizations linked below.