From USA Today:
The number of people who live to age 90 and beyond has tripled in the past three decades to 2 million and is projected to quadruple by 2050, according to the Census Bureau. The number of 65-plus grew 15.1% since 2000 to 40.3 million or 13% of the total population.
They’re the nation’s fast-growing elderly population, and many are prime targets for abuse — physical, financial, sexual or emotional.
Concern among the elderly and their advocates is mounting as the number of seniors soars and more of them live longer.
…as many as one in 10 (seniors) at some point are victims of elder abuse,” says Carol Silver Elliott, CEO and president of the retirement community. “A victim of elder abuse can be anyone. They can be rich or poor. They can be independent. They can live in a facility.”