Elder abuse happens when a trusted caregiver or adult knowingly harms an older person. Elder abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment and neglect, such as by withholding food or medical care. Between 4-6 per cent of older people experience elder abuse. Elder abuse affects more women than men. Researchers have found that any type of elder abuse can shorten a person’s life, regardless of any other health problems they might have.
Light your candle and join us in prayer, thought or reflection today
for all the women who, in 2018, are victims of Elder abuse
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