Monday, November 16, 2015

WHO | Elder abuse

WHO | Elder abuse



  • Around 1 in 10 older people experience abuse every month.
  • Rates of abuse may be higher for older people living in institutions than in the community.
  • Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences.
  • Elder abuse is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.
  • The global population of people aged 60 years and older will more
    than double, from 900 million in 2015 to about 2 billion in 2050.
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