July 20, 2015South Dakota leaders are analyzing elder abuse. The Chief Justice of South Dakota’s Supreme Court David Gilbertson says the often hidden crimes of elder abuse are becoming bigger problems as more people age. All three branches of government are part of a task force trying to understand who is taking advantage of the state’s aging people, how they’re doing it, and what can be done to prevent and punish elder abuse.
National experts say physical, emotional, and financial abuse of the elderly is under-reported and under-prosecuted.
SOURCE: SDPB RADIO
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