Sunday, September 26, 2010

California Leads In Elder Abuse

According to the California Attorney General's office, more than 200,000 Californians over the age of 65 are subjected to elder abuse each year -- and the problem is not expected to get better any time soon.

With a population of 3.7 million elderly, California already has the largest number of elderly residents in the nation. This number is expected to double in the next 20 years. As the baby boomer population enters their golden years, the number of people who need assistance from family members and long term care facilities is going to increase and, with it, the incidence of elder abuse.

Editors note: Keep in mind that experts say that only 1 in 5 elder abuse case are ever heard about, so you can just imagine the scope of the problem that has become the scourge of the 21st century.

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