Friday, May 25, 2007

Abuse of Seniors On The Rise

By: Haley Huie

Whether inflicted by a caregiver or self-inflicted, abuse of the elderly is a growing concern.

Gov. Tim Kaine designated May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia, and many say there is a need for awareness in the community.

According to a 2004 Adult Protective Services study, there was a 19.7-percent increase in the combined total reports of elder and vulnerable adult abuse.

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