Local Senator Takes On Elder Abuse Issue

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–The number of elder abuse cases is increasing and one of Pennsylvania’s US Senators wants to do something about it.

Senator Bob Casey has set up a central web resource to protect seniors from abuse and scams. He says information from each state shows cases of financial abuse, caregiver neglect and self neglect are on the rise.

“Really disturbing when you consider what some people will do to harm seniors, we know that in our state we’ve got right around 2-million older citizens, we’re the 5th highest by population in the country.”

Casey says the latest statistics show that only one in every 14 cases of elder abuse are ever reported.

To report elder abuse you can go to the website at http://www.casey.senate.gov/issues or  call 1-800-490-8505.


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