The State of Elder Financial Abuse 2015

  The recently released research in the True Link Report on Elder Financial Abuse 2015 clearly shows what a rampant issue this form of elder abuse has become. This report reveals that older people lose twelve times more a year than the previously suspected $2.6 billion dollars ... a whopping $36.48 billion dollars per year is lost by those victims of elder financial … [Read more...]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is proud to support and promote World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th, 2014. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse: A Silent Epidemic – Infographic

  Each and every year millions of older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. Elder abuse statistics from the last few years show these people suffer great physical and financial loss as a result of this abuse. For some, the abuse results in their death. For many, the effects of the abuse will lead to death. Elder abuse is under reported, … [Read more...]

Behind Closed Doors Elderly Care Exposed – Elder Abuse on the BBC

  If you have not seen the Behind Closed Doors Elderly Care Exposed Panorama documentary on the BBC, be warned. It shows elder abuse and neglect, contains strong language and commentary about these terrible acts in caregiving situations. I've heard and read many comments about this piece, ranging from people thinking it was done to sensationalize the problem to it … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Rampant & It Needs To Be Stopped

  Most people know that elder abuse happens; I did. I knew it was a pretty common thing, too. It's nearly an epidemic and  I'm looking for input on what to do. You see, I do a lot of research about all kinds of topics related to aging. I read through a large number of news items and articles every day. A while back, I started keeping an eye on the number of times I saw … [Read more...]