Elder Abuse Concerns
Survey research points to 1 in 3 people believe elderly are experiencing "widespread" abuse. The most often reported abuse is physical, followed by psychological and lastly sexual, for vulnerable adults ages 18-64. Those aged 65 and older report in order physical, then psychological, followed by financial abuse.
In those instances of abuse reported, 47 percent indicated a need to pursue. 22 percent indicated a need for more questions. Vulnerable adults include those suffering from dementia, mental health problems, physical disability or intellectual disability. For more, read the story.
Posted on Sun, June 11, 2017
by Melissa Small filed under