National Study: 14 Percent of Older Adults Neglected, Abused or Exploited

The growing data about the extent of elder abuse is getting harder and harder to ignore. Now it looks like Congress if getting serious about putting some teeth into efforts to focus the fight against this shameful national statistic.

The hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, as well as several recent studies, make clear that elder abuse is a growing problem that far outmatches the resources available to fight it. One national study estimated that in the last year 14

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Mickey Rooney’s testimony at the Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing did a lot to draw attention to elder abuse. Let’s hope that Congress has the political willpower to follow through.

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