Survey research points to 1 in 3 people believe elderly are experiencing “widespread” abuse. The most often reported abuse is physical, followed by psychological and lastly sexual, for vulnerable adults ages 18-64. Those aged 65 and older report in order physical, then psychological, followed by financial abuse.
In those instances of abuse reported, 47 percent indicated a need to pursue. 22 percent indicated a need for more questions. Vulnerable adults include those suffering from dementia, mental health problems, physical disability or intellectual disability. For more, read the story.