Elder abuse is a largely hidden problem. As the proportion of elderly people requiring care increases, it is critical that we all understand the different forms elder abuse can take and what must be done about it. This program provides an overview of elder abuse, including physical, sexual, financial and psychological abuse and neglect. It also looks at strategies to protect vulnerable elderly people and appropriate responses by governments, peak bodies and the aged care industry to elder abuse. A vital, encompassing look at a difficult area.