13 May 2014

Elder Abuse is a Pernicious Epidemic

Elder Abuse and Older Americans Month: A Tribute to My Immigrant Mother

"...elder abuse is a pernicious epidemic, one that feeds off the smaller support networks and profound isolation of more marginalized older people who lack the ecosystems or wherewithal to fight back. It can couple with poverty, racism and homo/bi/trans/phobia to destabilize the psychologicalphysical and financial lives of elders, especially those who are low-income, people of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). It comes from strangers and predatory financial professionals and con artists, but most often it comes from those nearest to us."

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