CNN Newsource – Despite what seems like a never-ending roster of scams, elder abuse is more likely to be committed by a family member than a stranger.
The Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California reviewed three years of abuse reported to the National Center on Elder Abuse. It found 48% of cases involved family members.
In more than half of those cases, elderly victims were robbed of money and financial resources. Emotional abuse and neglect were also commonly reported.