March 08, 2017
Tennessee State Ombudsman, Lauren Meeker, participates in a panel discussion on "Aging Matters, Nashville Public Television" about the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and exploitation in long-term care.
"It is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth is we don’t know for certain how many older adults are suffering from abuse. In the eighth edition of Aging Matters, Nashville Public Television explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Experts suggest that our understanding of elder abuse lies decades behind that of child abuse and domestic violence. Elder abuse is under reported. It lacks clear legal definition and is complicated by ethical challenges. The system of response is different depending on where you live.
What are the risk factors, what can we do to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and what is our responsibility to intervene for those in need? The questions are simple, but the answers are not. Find out more in Aging Matters – Abuse & Exploitation."
For more resources and information on abuse, neglect, and exploitation, click here.
To watch the panel discussion, click here.