Care Worker Mistreating Elderly Man Experts tell us that one in ten seniors is the victim of physical or emotional abuse. While the documented instances of elder abuse tops the five million mark in the U.S. alone, the Elder Justice Coalition believes only one in twenty-four cases is actually reported. This victimization occurs across all socioeconomic groups. The late actor Mickey Rooney’s abuse at the hands of his stepson was well-documented. It led him to testify before Congress about his abuse in 2011 and the courts to award him with a $2.9 million judgment against his stepson.

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