Suspected Cases of Elder Abuse Still Underreported, Federal Auditors Say

June 12, 2019

NPR (June 12)

Suspected Cases of Elder Abuse Still Underreported, Federal Auditors Say

It can be hard to quantify the problem of elder abuse. Experts believe that many cases go unreported. And Wednesday morning, their belief was confirmed by two new government studies. The research, conducted and published by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, finds that in many cases of abuse or neglect severe enough to require medical attention, the incidents have not been reported to enforcement agencies, though that's required by law.



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