Elder Abuse is Often Concealed and Hidden

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office continues its efforts in protecting the elderly. Bradford Richman, an Assistant D-A and Captain of the Elder Abuse Training and Outreach Unit says, elder abuse is often hidden and much of it never comes to the surface.

“You have people in facilities or very often at home being taken car of by caretakers, family members or professional caretakers who are not receiving the basic services. They are not getting food, proper medical care, hygiene. All the things that lead to neglect. The there is cases of physical abuse, sexual abuse tying people to a bed.”

Richman adds, the elderly also suffer financially, when a caregiver decides to remove money from accounts or money on their person or inside their home. Richman was a recent guest on the WNPV Program Regarding your money. If you suspect abuse of the elderly, call the Elder Abuse Hotline

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