Elderly Man:  What is Elder Abuse 

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In New York, during 2014, Adult Protective Services received about 44,367 referrals statewide which is an increase of more than 77 percent since 1997.

Researchers have found that for every one case reported to APS or other authorities, there were 23.5 other cases that were not reported. The results were even more striking for financial exploitation (1:43.9) and neglect by others (1:57.2). The study estimated that 260,000 older adults in New York State had been the victim of at least one form of elder abuse in the preceding year.

Sadly, over half of the reported cases of physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect by others, and financial exploitation in New York involve family members as perpetrators.

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