In 1960, a person could expect to live until they were about 69. Today? “Sixty is the new 50.”
With better health care, diet and exercise, most of us are living longer: the average life expectancy in the US is 78 – but stretching to 89 for middle and upper income Boomers with better access to a wider range of health care options.
That growth means that while, today, the older population may number 46.2 million Americans – or 14.5%, or 1 in 7 Americans – by 2060 the elder population will double, approaching 98 million, and are expected to be 21% of the population by as early as 2040.
But that also increases the opportunity for a little understood and all too tragic crime in our communities: that of Vulnerable Adult and Elder Abuse.
Vulnerable Adult Abuse is a constellation of forms of abuse that we see in the general population as well:
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Psychological Abuse
- Financial Exploitation
Research shows that for every documented case of elder/vulnerable adult abuse, 24 go unreported.
Through this webinar you will learn:
- what the laws are in Arizona that apply to Vulnerable Adult Abuse,
- things to look for in recognizing if a Vulnerable Adult is being abused,
- and how to report a case of Vulnerable Adult abuse.