Elder Abuse – What Must You or Should You Do?

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With the population of senior citizens increasing at a rapid rate, so is the prevalence of elder abuse. It is important to understand what constitutes elder abuse, looking for signs of elder abuse, who must report elder abuse and what you can do to help. Elder abuse is knowingly or negligently causing harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Elder abuse includes neglect (where basic needs aren;t being met), exploitation (usually financial), physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. READ MORE…

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