If you haven’t watched Mickey Rooney’s emotional testimony before the Senate to stop the abuse of elders I urge you to do so now.
Experts believe the physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse of older adults is chronic and widespread. According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, more than 14 percent of older adults not living in nursing homes reported experiencing some form of elder abuse in 2009. The report cautioned the actual numbers are much higher because many instances go unreported.
Take action and get more information at The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.