Leading 10 sources reporting elderly abuse in the U.S. 2003

Top 10 sources for reported elderly abuse in the United States in 2003

Leading 10 sources reporting elderly abuse in the U.S. 2003 This survey displays the top ten sources for reported elderly abuse in the United States as of 2003. During this year, about 5.5 percent of elderly abuse reports originated from long term care facility staff. Neglect can be defined as the refusal or failure to fulfill one's obligations to an elderly person and includes paying for necessary home care services. Many cases of elderly abuse remain unreported and thus, may be massively underestimated.
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Top 10 sources for reported elderly abuse in the United States in 2003

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Percentage of reports
Family members17%
Social services agency staff10.6%
Friends/neighbors8%
Self6.3%
Long-term care facility staff5.5%
Law enforcement5.3%
Nurses/nurses' aides4.7%
Anonymous/undisclosed3.8%
Home health staff2.9%
Physicians1.4%
Other22.8%
Percentage of reports
Family members17%
Social services agency staff10.6%
Friends/neighbors8%
Self6.3%
Long-term care facility staff5.5%
Law enforcement5.3%
Nurses/nurses' aides4.7%
Anonymous/undisclosed3.8%
Home health staff2.9%
Physicians1.4%
Other22.8%
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This survey displays the top ten sources for reported elderly abuse in the United States as of 2003. During this year, about 5.5 percent of elderly abuse reports originated from long term care facility staff. Neglect can be defined as the refusal or failure to fulfill one's obligations to an elderly person and includes paying for necessary home care services. Many cases of elderly abuse remain unreported and thus, may be massively underestimated.
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