Elder Abuse: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight

Learn about the Elder and Dependent Adult Protection Team and ways to identify and report suspected elder abuse in this interview with Shannon Morgan of the Aging and Adult Services division of the San Mateo County Health. Hosted by Marshall Wilson from the County Manager's Office.

The following is a transcript of the interview available on the County's SoundCloud site:

The fastest growing part of the population here in San Mateo County is people over the age of 65. And one of the fastest growing crimes is elder abuse.

The most common type of elder abuse is financial. A family member raids a relative’s bank account or steals valuables. A stranger befriends an older adult whose money suddenly vanishes. Older adults are also prey to physical and emotional abuse.

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