In advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, is highlighting information on how to prevent, recognize and respond to elder abuse.

The content is being highlighted on​​ ​the home pages of versions of the website for healthcare professionals and consumers through June 16.

“While the entire content of The Merck Manuals is always available online, what we decide to call special attention to on the landing page is dynamic,” said Editor-in-Chief Robert S. Porter, M.D. “We often look to highlight topics based on national observances and issues that have broad implications for society and public health.”

An overview of the subject matter related to elder abuse can be accessed anytime on the sites for healthcare professionals and consumers.

There is no charge to access information on the site, which expands on the information contained in The Merck Manuals, a series of medical reference books to which medical experts contribute. Content is reviewed by an independent editorial board and is regularly updated.