Empowering Seniors with relevant Information on Elder Abuse.
"Elder Abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring in any relationship where there is an expectation of trust that causes harm or distress to an older person”. (WHO)
Any Charges Reported on this blog are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty, through the courts.
COSHOCTON -- Elder Abuse is becoming a growing problem in
the U.S. with only one out of five incidences of elder abuse being reported. In
2011, Ohio received a total of 14,976 reports of elder abuse, neglect or
Some of the areas of abuse to be aware of are physical,
sexual and emotional abuse, exploitation and neglect. Warning signs include
unexplained worsening of medical condition, unexplained injuries, malnutrition,
lack of proper hygiene, extreme withdrawal, paranoia, depression or confusion.
If you know an individual age 59 or older who is being
abused or neglected, call the Coshocton County Job and Family Services at (740)
622-1020. JFS is responsible for investigating reported cases of elder abuse
and neglect, as well as providing victims and their families with protective