Elder Abuse: The Other Domestic Violence

Florida has the largest population of senior citizens in the country, right? Actually, according to an article from the Contra Cost Times that distinction goes to California, not Florida.

The article highlights a too-largely forgotten category of domestic violence (as well as other types of abuse by strangers and relatives alike) : elder abuse.

Unfortunately, Florida also sees its share of elder abuse, both violent and hidden abuse.

With the aging of the population, more and more seniors are increasingly vulnerable to this form of abuse, both within and outside their own families.

For more Florida-specific information, visit the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. To report senior abuse in Florida, call 800-962-2873.