1 in 10 Americans will experience elder abuse in later life.
Elder Abuse is Literally an Epidemic and the Numbers of Victims is Steadily Rising
That one could be you.
Imagine surviving to old age, only to experience abuse in later life. Elder abuse effects people of all backgrounds regardless of race, religion, social status or income level.
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Elder abuse typically has multiple causes, such has mental health problems in the abuser, medical problems in the victim, and other external factors such as poverty or substance abuse. No one professional working alone can singlehandedly end elder abuse. It takes a team of people from fields like medicine, law, social work, housing and other areas working together to problem-solve.
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What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse can take many terrible and heartbreaking forms. It is an epidemic affecting more than 30 million Americans.