New Legislation Is a Positive Step Toward Preventing Elder Abuse

New Legislation Is a Positive Step Toward Preventing Elder Abuse

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New Legislation Is a Positive Step Toward Preventing Elder Abuse

Sadly, approximately one in 10 senior adults experience elder abuse in the United States. Each year, according to the National Council on Aging, it is estimated that up to 5 million seniors are abused, but only one in 14 cases is reported, meaning the majority of perpetrators are never prosecuted. Worse, the offense may continue. With higher rates of both homicides and nonfatal assaults, more men are abused than women, according to the U.S. Centers…

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