Tuesday, October 07, 2014

As Connecticut population ages, elder abuse rises

As Connecticut’s population ages, Abuse of the elderly is on the rise and nationwide, millions of seniors are at risk every year..
Connecticut’s population is the seventh oldest in the nation, with 14 percent of state residents over 65, and 27 percent turning 65 during the next 15 years. And as Connecticut goes gray, an increase in the rate of abuse and neglect of elderly and disabled state residents is following, social services and health care professionals say.As Connecticut population ages, elder abuse rises: