ELDERLY ABUSE BECOMING MORE PREVELENT
In 2010, an all-time high 13% of the United States population was age 65 or older. This “boomer generation” effect is expected to continue for decades. By the year 2050, an estimated 20% of the United States population will be comprised of people aged 65 years or older. As the number of elderly continues to increase, the need for an assisted living facility or nursing home has become more practical.
Abuse can take a number of different forms, some of the most common include:
Neglect that Leads to Bedsores, Ulcers, or Malnutrition;
and Financial Abuse;
Unfortunately, instances of elder abuse will continue to rise over time and it is vital that we put a stop to abuse of our older citizens.