The council warned that isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is making older residents more vulnerable to abuse – especially financial exploitation.
PENNSYLVANIA, USA — According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, each year, 1 in 10 older Americans are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Today the Pa. Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts, along with its elder justice partners, held a virtual town hall discussion on the troubling rise of elder abuse and financial exploitation in our state.
“It really is a true crisis here that has significant impact on all Pennsylvanian’s and people all around the world,” moderator Hon. Sheila Woods-Skipper, Orphans’ Court Division, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, said today during the…