MOUNT VERNON — No one knows precisely how many older Americans are being abused, neglected or exploited, but the best estimates, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, are that between 1 million and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, mistreated or otherwise exploited by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.



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2 Responses to “Bill aids in fight against elder abuse”

  1. my2centsworth

    Yes, I agree. Whats the point in passing more laws if their not followed & no one cares?

    More people seem to be concerned about the cat shelter being dirty & whats going on with a bunch of stray alley cats, rather than if our senior citizens are being used & abused.

    But.. things will change. Not by mankind, but a much higher power. Its coming.

  2. John C. Davidson

    All I ever wanted those in a position to examine were some of the alligations I had regarding the abuses being perpetrated to my fellow residents at a local senior facillity. but I never got a reply for the owners decided to protect their interests and I was effectively presented as a despot in order to discredit me personally. Not once, were the facts discussed. So, what good does it do to pass more laws when the ones already on the books are circumvented?