Elder abuse is underreported and increasing in homes and care centers

Elder abuse is underreported and increasing in homes and care centers

Experts say elder abuse is grossly underreported and they predict the abuse will continue to increase unless the national public is educated.

Recently, prosecutors in Philadelphia were deliberating a murder charge against Jean Dombrowski, a live-in caregiver being held on assault charges for the alleged mistreatment of Plane Paciunas, an elderly woman of 89 years, who presumably died from neglect and abuse, reported the Phildelphia Media Network. Paciuna’s cause of death will help determine if a homicide charge will be filed.

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