The National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research convened experts from a range of fields to develop recommendations for interventions to prevent and stop elder abuse. They have published a comprehensive webpage with video and resources from the event. Learn more by visiting the website here.
Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation are the 21st century plagues on vulnerable populations like seniors. Because our elder population is growing, unfortunately so is elder abuse. Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that's only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported. (Source: NCEA) We have decided to dedicate a page to Elder Abuse to keep you informed on what is going on locally as well as nationally on this issue. Awareness is increasing, but we have a long way to go to prevent the crimes and to prosecute the perpetrators. Stay informed by visiting this page for updates.