07 December 2013

Elder abuse, elder abuse, elder abuse...

Elder Abuse the Focus of a New Site That Shines Spotlight on Silent Epidemic
The new Elder-Abuse.net offers help and resources to victims of elder abuse.

The statistics regarding the rate of elder abuse in America are astounding. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there were nearly six million cases of elderly abuse in 2010 in the United States alone. The stats suggest that nearly a whopping 10 percent of the entire American elderly population reported a form of abuse, and many instances of abuse go unreported altogether.

The newly-launched site Elder-Abuse.net is shining the spotlight on elder abuse in the United States and offering victims hundreds of helpful resources.

“Too many times cases of abuse of senior citizens go unreported due to fear of retaliation or further abuse,” said Elder-Abuse.net spokesperson Gene Stillman. “The numbers show that commonality of elder abuse is out of control and on the verge of becoming a silent epidemic in America today.”

One of the more frightening statistics to come out of the study conducted by the National Center on Elder Abuse says that an astounding 68 percent of all elder abuse cases were perpetrated by family members. Stillman says that fact makes instances of elder abuse even tougher to report.

Woman Arrested in Elder Abuse Case
Detectives with the Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit arrested Santa Barbara resident Rosemary Baugh (pictured) on 11/27 after an investigation revealed she had taken over $650,000 from an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease.

Marshfield man convicted of elder abuse gets prison for violating probation
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A 36-year-old Marshfield man was sentenced in Wood County Circuit Court to two years in prison for violating his probation for abusing an older man.

Woman charged with elder abuse in Elizabeth City
ELIZABETH CITY--Police have made an arrest in an alleged elder abuse case.
On November 25th, Albemarle Hospital contacted The Department of Social Services in reference to an elderly adult who was admitted to the hospital and showed signs of neglect and abuse.

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