Lake County Council on Aging Blog

Elder Abuse

Saturday, June 08, 2013

According to the national Administration on Aging, every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported as many as five cases go unreported. Elder abuse happens, but everyone can act to protect seniors.

Elder Abuse

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Each year, millions of elderly Americans are assaulted, demeaned, intimidated, left without adequate food or robbed of their life savings, often by the people they trust most. These are our parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, neighbors and friends. They are victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.   Read more...