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As Population Ages Elder Abuse Grows

One of the most under-reported types of abuse is elder abuse. With the economy in shambles, experts expect elder abuse cases will go up. When children move home, or parents move in with their children, elder abuse frequently rises. This is especially true in financial exploitation. One county usually receives 500 calls per month concerning elder abuse. Now that number has risen to 600 a month, partially from the economy and partially from the aging demographics. These experts believe that only one out of every five cases of elder abuse gets reported. Many people are hesitant to report elder abuse and older people are not as visible as children who have the abuse discovered at school. The only thing the experts are quite certain of is that as the population ages, elder abuse will grow. To read more from the elder abuse experts, please click the link.