Spread awareness about Elderly Neglect

Deadline: December 29; Award: $1000


Bring awareness to a growing problem. Make an impact.

The Peck Law Group $1000 Elder Abuse and Neglect Scholarship

Elder Abuse and Neglect is an ever growing problem facing our society today. By informing the public on the signs and symptoms we can help bring a stop to this dreadful act.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Article Scholarship

Articles are a terrific way to display information about elder abuse and neglect as they are interesting and easily shareable. At the Peck Law Group we are constantly moving towards the goal of eliminating elder neglect and abuse in California and throughout the United States.

For 2022 we are upping the scholarship amount from $700 to $1000! Your submitted elder abuse article may inform thousands of Americans of the signs and symptoms of abuse and can possibly land you a $1000 scholarship if we choose your article!

Our challenge to you: Create an article on elder abuse and neglect in assisted living facilities of at least 1000 words (the more content the better, be creative!). Below are some facts to get started, however we recommend browsing our website (https://premierlegal.org/elder-abuse-neglect-infographic-scholarship/) / the internet for more.

What is Assisted Living Abuse and Neglect?

Assisted living is a housing facility for individuals with disabilities or for those that are unable to live on their own.

The setting of an assisted living home is similar to that of a retirement home with a group environment.

There are five major categories of elder abuse that occur in assisted living homes. These forms of abuse include physical abuse, psychological/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

Assisted living abuse can have devastating consequences for victims. The abuse may result in permanent disabilities or could even lead to death.

  • At least 5 cases of elder abuse go unreported for every 1 case.
  • Approximately 5 million Americans over the age of 60 become a victim of elder abuse or neglect every year.
  • The risk of death is 300 times greater for those that have been mistreated
  • 2 out of every 3 elder abuse or neglect victims are women

Signs and Symptoms of Elder Abuse & Neglect:

  • Sores, bruises, and other marks on skin
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Clothing that is dirty, soiled, or bloody
  • Malnourishment or dehydration
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Bruises or marks around breasts or genital area
  • Suspicious or unexplained bank activity such as withdrawals or unpaid bills
  • Missing personal property
  • Not medicated correctly
  • Duplicate care / service bills

Here’s more information on assisted living abuse and nursing home abuse:


Here’s what you need to know:

How to enter:

Simply send us an email with your original article on elder abuse and neglect in assisted living facilities to [email protected] and include the following information:

  • Full name, address, and phone number
  • Name of college or trade school planning to attend / currently attending
  • If under 18, please provide us with the legal guardians contact information

Please be sure to include links in your article to referenced statistics or studies. For example: “Past research studies have shown that there are significant correlations between the number of nurses and nurse aides, rate of staff turnover, number of beds at a facility, and the total incidents involving patient mistreatment.”

Please note: Articles must be 100% original and will be checked for plagiarism. If any part of the article is plagiarized it will not be accepted. 

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Anyone that is attending, or has been accepted to a college or trade school
  • Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States

Privacy Policy

Any personal information collected will only be used for awarding the scholarship and will never be provided to any third party.

Please note that by entering the Peck Law Group Elder Abuse and Neglect Article Scholarship you are providing permission to the Peck Law Group to edit, use, and publish all copy submitted for the articles.