It's sickening to think about but it happens all the time.
This is someone 60 or older who is physically, sexually, verbally and emotionally abused.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announces a new program called the Elder Justice Initiative, helping to increase the investigation and prosecution of elder abuse cases across Ohio.
Authorities say this is a serious problem and a serious offense that often gets over looked.
A lot of the problem sometimes is that it's hard to catch and some times is self-inflicted.
At Washington County Job and Family Services, the adult protective services says they see an up swing recently.
Right now on average they are working on ten to fifteen cases a month.
Not all of them and almost none actually end up with prosecution, with the sheriff's office only having 12 cases in the past four years.
Protective services says there are a lot of factors going into that.
Experts say it's tough because elderly people can say no to services.
They also may not want to prosecute a family member.
And financial exploitation is a big one, as older children move back in with their parents.
Anyone in the community can make a report about abuse, neglect or exploitation of an elderly person.
Just by calling you could be calling about a family member or a neighbor.
And officials stress how important that call may be.