Senior Abuse. Know the warning signs. Find help. Older adults have the right to live safely and manage their own affairs. When someone violates those rights and causes harm, that’s abuse. Often the abuser is someone in a position of trust, like a family member, friend, or caregiver. If you are being abused, or suspect abuse, find help. Get information about resources in your community. Please call 1-877-833-3377. Is it abuse?