Should Older Adults Fear Reporting Abuse

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Nichole, I enjoyed reading your post; it’s interesting and good to read something on the topic from a different perspective. I’d have to concur with you about older adults “accepting” abuse and are being are taken advantage of because of their dependence and/or emotional, physical, and mental state. It’s sad knowing that maybe some day this happens everyday to older adults. I’d like to add that older adults also accept abuse because they’re not aware of what abuse is, and where they can go for help. As you said most older adults fear reporting abuse because of repercussions from the abusers themselves, and may not want to report in fear of their abusers, which is most likely their caregiver, going to jail and, as a result they may fear being
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