States need to step up elder abuse protections in assisted living, other settings: report

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A new report is calling for increased state action to reduce and prevent elder abuse in assisted living communities and other settings.

According to WalletHub, which released its report on 2020’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections, as many as 13 out of every 14 elder abuse cases go unreported. The personal finance website compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 16 key indicators of elder abuse protection in three categories: elder abuse, gross neglect and exploitation complaints, and financial elder abuse laws.

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Original Article Source Credits:   McKnight’s Senior Living  ,

Article Written By:  Kimberly Bonvissuto

Original Article Posted on:  December 4, 2020

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