Category: Medicare

Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 1, 2009

The following is an excerpt from a posting on my website entitled Recognizing Signs of Elder Abuse U.S. Bureau of Justice study in 1998 estimated that as many as 500,000 cases of elder abuse were reported and substantiated in 1996. Further, estimates indicate that over 2 million additional incidents went unreported that same year. One reason that so many incidents were not reported may be that relatives and friends are not always sensitive to signs of abuse. Frequently, the most reliable indicators of abuse are complaints made by the elder, but the elder may be unable or unwilling to complain. Because most states… Read More

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