Ninety-year-old veteran actor Mickey Rooney appeared before the United States Senate Committee on Ageing this month, revealing years of alleged abuse by his stepson. The former Hollywood star says he was deprived of medication, food and access to his own finances. Elder abuse often occurs behind closed doors and it is surprising who is hurting the older people in our community. Karin Adam investigates this hidden Australian epidemic ... Interviewed: Les Jackson, coordinator of Lifeline's Elder Abuse Prevention Unit in Queensland; Lillian Jeter, former director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Association and trainer of residential care professionals.
SOURCE: The Wire.Org
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