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Successful Aging and Avoiding Elder Abuse

| Sep 30, 2014 | Uncategorized

Are you interested in learning about how to successfully age and prevent elder abuse?  Take a minute and read this recent article posted by the Daily News.  The article, which was written by an expert in the field of aging, tooks a look at some preventative measures and cautions friends and family members can take to avoid the physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse of their loved ones.  The article also highlights some interesting, but depressing, statistics such as the fact that about 5 million Americans suffer from some form of elder abuse every year.  Additionally, only 1 out of 23 cases of elder abuse is actually reported, which makes these statistics a potential underestimate of the incidences of elder abuse in our country.  Also take a minute and check out the elder abuse resources on our own website, StoehrLaw.com, to see what kind of legal protection your loved ones have against elder abuse.

Elder abuse is a serious problem and seniors deserve to be compensated for injuries sustained from abuse or neglect. To find out how to hold the responsible party accountable for your or a loved one’s injuries, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney.

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania.  He takes nursing home and hospital claims for elderly victims of abuse and neglect.  For more information on his Altoona, PA practice, please visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com or call his office at 814-515-9074.