Our adult day services team joined Cuyahoga Job and Family Services , Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in wearing purple today to raise awareness about elder abuse. Together, we can prevent elder abuse and neglect.
Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, abuse occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. It is estimated that only one in five of these crimes are reported.
Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services is joining in this international initiative with a full month of activities. Click here to visit their web site for details.