Abuse of Our Elders Rapidly Rising
America’s elderly population is rising, causing major stress on a health care system that is ill equipped, underfunded, over-stretched and over-worked to handle it. Regardless of the fact that most health care professionals perform extraordinary work under these conditions abuse rates are fast on the rise in our nations nursing homes and elder care facilities. The Stop Abuse Campaign recognizes it’s a largely broken system and part of our plan is committed to investing in education and awareness on abuse within the health care community itself so that real change can take place.
In Central Texas, Cases of Elderly Neglect
on the Rise
by Matt Largey
Last year, almost 30,000 elderly Texans were victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. As Matt Largey of KUT News reports, the problem is especially pronounced in Central Texas, where the elderly population is growing rapidly.
The Stop Abuse Campaign will always rely on you, our grassroots community, to fully support our efforts by taking the pledge and becoming members. Because without your support, nothing will change. The support of individuals and groups who entrust their belief in our purpose and the promise it holds. To these indispensable members of our extended family, we ask that they express that belief in a tangible commitment. All we ask is $1.00 a month, $12.00 a year to show you believe the first right of every victim of abuse is to not be abused and that by all of us working together we can stop abuse here in America in 25 years.