Older people with no support four times more likely to suffer abuse
ALONE says abuse is often carried out by a carer or family member
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A charity is warning that older people who have no support in their community are four times more likely to suffer abuse than those with high levels of support.
The comments from ALONE come as the world marks Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The group is highlighting the need for greater awareness around the issue.
It says abuse of older people is often carried out by a carer or family member.
As a result, the abused individual is often fearful of speaking out and losing their only source of contact, help or support.
The CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan, says: “Elder abuse can manifest itself in many forms. It may be physical, emotional, financial or neglect.”
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