Intervening when Elder abuse is suspected: is an absolutely essential step. The cycle of abuse will continue until it is exposed and addressed, as the elderly are perceived as soft targets and may often be reliant on their abuser.
The AEASA (Action on Elder Abuse South Africa) may be reached by phone or via email as follows:
Land Line: 021 426 5526
Educating others about how to recognize and report elder abuse: Abuse of the elderly may extend further than your own environment, and a single abuser may abuse several elderly people. It is essential to help others recognize the pattern of abuse as well as describing an appropriate means of reporting it.