Research on Abuse in Later Life

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Research on Abuse in Later Life Barbara Blue Scenario Wisconsin DHFS Caregivers Project: Prevent ~ Protect ~ Promote Research on Abuse in Later Life Wisconsin Aging & Disabilities Program National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life AMERICANS ARE GETTING OLDER By 2030, more persons will be over 65 than under age 18. By 2030, the number of elders is expected to have doubled since 1990 to 70 million. 52% of elderly live in nine states (CA, NY, FL, PA, TX, IL, MI, OH, NJ). Minority elderly will represent 25% of elderly in 2030. Between 1990 and 2030 Hispanic (elderly) will increase by 570%. American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts (elderly) will increase by 294%. Asians and Pacific Islanders (elderly) will increase by 643% REPORTED CASES OF ELDER ABUSE ARE INCREASING In 1999, 470,702 cases of abuse and neglect were reported to adult protective services throughout the United States. This is 62% increase since 1996 (NCEA, 2001). In 1999, 114,861 complaints of abuse, neglect and gross exploitation in nursing facilities were reported to ombudsmen throughout the United States (NCEA, 2001). 3,406 cases of abuse and neglect in board and care facilities were reported to
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