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Basic Facts

People who abuse and exploit older adults do not discriminate. Their abuse affects people in every segment of society, all ethnic and social backgrounds, and all genders. An elder abuse victim may be your neighbor, friend, family member, or even you. It is estimated that one in every 10 older adults are abused each year.

Elder Abuse is a complex issue that intersects with many disciplines, and affects people of every ethnic background, gender, and financial status.

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The annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $36.5 billion.

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Approximately 1 in 10 older adults are abused each year.

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People with dementia are at a significantly higher risk of abuse or neglect.

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Cases of elder abuse remain vastly underreported. Approximately 1 in every 23 cases gets reported to Protective Services for the Elderly.

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In almost 60% of elder abuse and neglect incidents, the perpetrator is a family member.

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