The purpose of this study is to analyze the lives of women in the independent housing who had experiences with the shelters for the abused elderly. For this purpose, the data on the lives of the two abused elderly women were collected and analyzed with the Rosenthal’s biographical interviews analysis method. The result shows that the two elderly women have lived in the struggle for recognition, although they have been 'discriminated' and 'abused' throughout their lives. However, one woman have lived in the struggle for recognition with 'work', but the other woman in the struggle for recognition with ‘study’. Based on these results, some implications for the social welfare practice with the abused elderly were discussed.