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June 7, 2012

 
Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15
Jun. 6, 2012
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 exploitation.
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 services.

SOURCE:      The Coshocton Tribune
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