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Elder Abuse Comes in Many Forms – Appropriate Adult Protective Services Referrals Can Help Reduce Mistreatment

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Horrendously the figures have risen dramatically.

“Before the pandemic, it was reported to be around 1 in 10 older adults in the U.S. who experienced elder mistreatment. In 2020, this number doubled to 1 in 5 – a nearly 84% increase.”

Please read this enlightening piece about the 9 different types of elder abuse, including self-neglect. There is help! So make sure the elders you know are protected!

President Biden also has a number of important points to make in his Proclamation for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2022. We suggest you read it here.

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