June 15th, 2024
|Company:||United Nations, Dept of Public Info|
Elder abuse is a problem that exists in both developing and developed countries yet is typically underreported globally. Prevalence rates or estimates exist only in selected developed countries — ranging from 1% to 10%. Although the extent of elder mistreatment is unknown, its social and moral significance is obvious. Protecting the rights of older persons is a priority and highlighted during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.