Upstate SC ADRC

Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation


Abuse, Neglect &
Exploitation Overview

This page helps you gain a better understanding of the abuse, neglect, and exploitation that sometimes occurs on older adults and people with disabilities. We offer informative articles, frequently asked questions, related programs, and links to resources on other websites. Some of our information is hosted on the SCAccess website. If you prefer, jump to the SCAccess "Learn About" section on Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.

Because of their relative frailty and need for assistance, some older adults and people with disabilities are subject to abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Unfortunately these injustices can occur either at the hand of a family member or professionals. If you are being subjected to, or if you suspect that a loved one may be experiencing such tragedies, we want you to know that there are people that care, and we hope that the resources on this site help you. As you will learn from the information below and in other sections of the ADRC, there are formal programs to help people in these situations within South Carolina, and there are support organizations here and across the nation. If you can not find information easily, please do not hesitate to call our office.

Guide to Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation