-by Christopher Lebherz
Elder abuse is far more common than we might expect. According to a recent study, nearly 16 percent of older adults have been identified as victims of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in ten adults aged 60 years and older, who lives at home, suffers from abuse. Because many cases of elder abuse go unreported, due to either fear or embarrassment, this problem is likely underreported. With this in mind, it is the responsibility of friends, family, and loved ones to look for signs of abuse, which may be physical, psychological, sexual, or financial in nature. Concerned individuals should also look for signs of neglect or abandonment that threaten seniors’ health and well-being.
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