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How to Detect Elder Abuse

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Would you be able to tell the difference between a bruise caused by an innocent bump into furniture, or abuse in an older adult? What if it were a 3-year-old child? How quickly would you report the life-threatening problem?

Elder abuse is a complex and troubling trend. Previous research suggests the prevalence of elder abuse ranges between 5 and 30 percent. However, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that 1 in every 10 older adults falls prey to some kind of abuse that’s either physical, psychological, sexual, financial or neglectful in nature.

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