The ongoing efforts to stop elder abuse
It can be physical, verbal, emotional, financial or a matter of neglect, but elder abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. Some studies indicate that 1 in 10 seniors have suffered some form of abuse at least once. Representatives of elder abuse prevention shelters from seven states met last week in Mason for a symposium to strengthen the network of shelters that protect victims of elder abuse. The nine existing shelters in the U.S. have come together to form the SPRiNG Alliance. Joining us to share what was learned at the conference are CEO and President of Cedar Village and the Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at Cedar Village, Carol Silver Elliott; and Dan Reingold, president and CEO of The Hebrew Home at Riverdale and The Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention. For more information on elder abuse prevention, contact: the Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio; the Caregiver Assistance Network; or ProSeniors.