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Elder abuse is a growing problem across the nation.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), a combination of psychological, social, and economic factors, along with the mental and physical conditions of the victim and the perpetrator, contribute to the occurrence of elder maltreatment.
It has been estimated that roughly two-thirds of all elder abuse perpetrators are family members. For more information, please see the following resources.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Elder Abuse Information - definitions of elder abuse, Wisconsin's elder abuse law, statistics, services and other state resources
- Elder Abuse Agencies and Helplines for Wisconsin
- Webcast: BQA - Elder Abuse in Regulated Entities, March 31 2005
Jane Raymond, M.S., Bureau of Aging and Long Term Care
3/31/2005 9:00:00 AM CST 1 Hour 59 Minutes 45 Seconds (Webcast, help)
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Search for "elder abuse" and related topics for a wide range of materials