elder abuse

A 91-year-old Spokane woman died after she was found living in squalor, suffering severe neglect at the hands of her grandson.

A 60-year-old Ottawa County woman spent four months behind bars for abusing her elderly father.

Nearly five million cases of elder abuse occur each year, but 85% go unreported.

The typical victim of elder abuse is a woman over 75 who lives alone.

Some 14,000 allegations of abuse, neglect or gross negligence are reported in nursing homes.

Close to 50% of those with dementia experience some form of abuse.


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