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# Elder Abuse

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Stan Lee's former business manager charged with elder abuse of Marvel Comics legend
Los Angeles County prosecutors filed a range of charges against Keya Morgan last week.
Nursing home staff member accused of 'squeezing resident's face and using abusive language'
The allegations are contained in documents released to under the Freedom of Information Act.
'We need to lift the lid on financial abuse of older people'
Research suggests that up to 10% of older adults may experience financial abuse.
Grandparents living in fear of grandsons who are terrorising them in their own homes
Two cases of alleged elder abuse appeared before Kildare’s family court this week.
Nursing home staff used "foul and abusive language" to intimidate and threaten people
Documents show a number of serious issues in relation to care at nursing homes across Ireland.
Man (24) charged with supermarket attack on 78-year-old over Nutella samples
Derrick Gharabighi faces 11 years in prison for allegedly punching 78-year-old Sahak Sahakian.
Niece suspected as thousands disappear from pensioner's account
This is just one example of elder abuse in Ireland.
Sons and daughters are the biggest perpetrators of elder abuse
Over 2,400 cases of elder abuse were reported to the HSE last year.
Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused?
Despite the caring, protective, respectful attitude Irish society likes to think it has towards older people, elder abuse is widespread.
Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters
Two-thirds of victims are female, while there is a higher abuse rate among the over 80s.
Call for vigilance as elder abuse in Ireland on the increase
Last year, the HSE said that it had seen an increase of almost 10 per cent on referrals for elder abuse.
HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals
The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.
Rostrevor House pays outstanding wages to all but one of its former staff
13 of the 14 employees who were due an average of €4,000 each get their money – the other one is the whistleblower.