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3 types of elder abuse

Mistreatment of the elderly is a widespread problem in the United States, and all 50 states have passed laws attempting to prevent it. Unfortunately, however, the problem often goes unreported because abused seniors are either unable to report it or are reluctant to...

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How to identify financial abuse

As people age, they face new concerns. When people think about elder abuse, they may think of physical abuse or neglect. Elder abuse can also come in the form of financial abuse. According to the National Council on Aging, those who commit elder abuse consider...

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What are some signs of elder abuse?

If you have elderly loved ones, such as older parents, it is likely they need some degree of help in their daily lives. In addition to the help you provide, your senior relative may be assisted by nursing home staff or by a home caregiver. They may even be assisted by...

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Understanding emotional elder abuse

Elder abuse affects roughly 10% of American seniors over the age of 60, and this is just a figure from the reported cases. Many cases of elder abuse go unreported each year because the victim feels embarrassed, ashamed or they do not understand they are being abused....

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