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Elder Abuse Most Commonly Perpetrated by Family Members

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Elder abuse is most commonly committed by family members, according to a study published online July 31 in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Gali H. Weissberger, Ph.D., from the University of Southern California in Alhambra, and colleagues used data from the National Center on Elder Abuse resource line (between August 2014 and June 2017) to characterize types of elder abuse and identify the characteristics of perpetrators.
Based on an analysis of 1,939 calls, the researchers found 42.2 percent involved alleged abuse, with financial abuse being the most commonly reported (449 calls; 54.9 percent)…

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