65% of Elder Abuse prosecutions involve some form of financial exploitation.
Elder Abuse in Montana — AARP Montana is sponsoring Nationally known speaker Paul Greenwood for the Elder Abuse Conference taking place in Billings on March 21 & 22, 2013. Day one of the conference is targeted towards professionals who are on the front lines of elder abuse, for example attorneys, law enforcement and Adult Protective Services personnel. Continuing education credits are available. Day two of the conference, which is a half day, is open to the public.
“Our aging population is growing, and with that, so are the incidents of elder abuse and neglect,” said Joy Bruck, AARP Montana State President. “As a society, we must take action to put an end these terrible injustices against the elderly, or the problem will continue to get worse. Older Montanans have the right to live out their lives in a safe environment with access to the best care possible, and that is why AARP Montana is working to fight elder abuse on several fronts.”
For additional information about the Elder Abuse Conference visit Montana’s AARP website.
Read more about the prevention of elder abuse at www.mtelderabuseprevention.org.