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Beiser Raising Awareness of Elder Abuse

Story by WBGZ Radio

This month, our state Representative Dan Beiser is raising awareness about elder abuse, coinciding with Elder-Abuse Awareness Month. Elder abuse includes such forms of abuse as financial exploitation, neglect, confinement, and emotional and physical abuse. Beiser tells the Big Z that Elder Abuse is on the rise in recent years and that it often goes unreported.

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Beiser supported House Resolution 32 which urges Illinois' Area Agencies on Aging to develop a plan of action to fight elder abuse. Experts on the issue say that Illinois had nearly 15,000 cases of reported elder abuse in the last year. For those who suspect a form of elder abuse or neglect taking place, you are encouraged to call the statewide 24-hour hotline at 1-866-800-1409.

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