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.
Incidences of elder abuse are, unfortunately, common across all walks of life and socioeconomic groups. However, elder abuse in less affluent populations is something that is becoming increasingly common. Senior adults in lower-income brackets have reported increased incidences of physical, financial, emotional, and sexual abuse in recent years. The Huffington Post also recently ran an article about the phenomenon, which can be viewed by clicking this link.