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Preventing Elder Abuse in Ohio

Older adults are the fastest growing segment of Ohio’s population and are living longer, often with chronic conditions and limitations that make them vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Preventing Elder Abuse in Ohio Report highlights the challenges of aging in Ohio, the issue of elder financial exploitation, and the role that HealthPath and all Ohioans play in preventing elder abuse.

Older adults are the fastest growing segment of Ohio’s population and are living longer, often with chronic conditions and limitations that make them vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. An estimated 105,000 Ohio older adults (60+ years old) are abused or neglected each year. In comparison, 103,000 Ohio older adults are injured in falls that result in a visit to the emergency room each year.



Preventing Elder Abuse in Ohio Report highlights the challenges of aging in Ohio, the issue of elder financial exploitation, and the role that HealthPath and all Ohioans play in preventing elder abuse.

 



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