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WalletHub Study: California is 2021’s state with the 4th worst elder-abuse protections

With as much as 10% of Americans over age 60 suffering from elder abuse, and seniors especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

To determine which states fight the hardest against elder abuse, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 16 key metrics. The data set ranges from “elder-abuse, gross-neglect and exploitation complaints” to “financial elder-abuse laws.”

Elder-Abuse Protections in California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 49th – Elder-Abuse, Gross-Neglect & Exploitation Complaints*
  • 21st – Total Expenditures on Elder-Abuse Prevention*
  • 29th – Total Long-Term Care Ombudsman-Program Funding*
  • 43rd – Number of Eldercare Organizations & Services*
  • 22nd – Number of Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen*
  • 26th – Nursing-Homes Quality

*Per resident aged 65+

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