Elder Abuse Case Study

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The issue of elder abuse is a problem that is experienced both the nationally and locally. In fact, nation-wide an estimated 4 million older Americans have suffered some type of abuse ( American Psychological Association, 2018). There has also been a substantial increase in reported elder abuse cases state-wide. In recent years, there were 44,367 incidents reported to the New York State Adult Protective Services which was an increase of more than 77 percent since 1997 (New York State Office of Children and Family Services, 2018).

However, in order to continue to address the issue of elder abuse, we must first look at its' roots. The emergence of elder abuse as a social issue occurred in the late 1970's
(Payne, 2008). Largely because