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"People talk to me about all sorts of health issues, even addiction and sexual assault. Elder abuse was different."
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There are a number of strategies for making sure older people don't fall victim to financial, emotional or physical abuse. One of those strategies might surprise you: Making sure an older person has an active social life.
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We tour South L.A.'s Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System with L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Plus, elder abuse is more common than you might think. And, the latest news out of Hollywood.
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Taking financial, emotional and physical abuse together, allegations of mistreatment have more than doubled in L.A. and Riverside counties since 2005. In Orange and Ventura counties, that number has nearly tripled over the same time period.
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As the number of Baby Boomers increase and put pressure on those impacted by elder laws and issues, it becomes more important for us to look at elder abuse, how to recognize it, what to do about it. This informal white paper starts us on that journey.

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When I began reporting on health taboos in Asian communities in New York, I didn't know I would be facing such tough challenges.

 

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Elder abuse, a growing but hidden problem for Chinese seniors in the United States, often originates when adult children here reject the tradition of filial piety. This is the second story of a two-part series.

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