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WalletHub Ranked New Jersey the 4th Worst State for Elder-Abuse Protections

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Ridgewood NJ, with over 10% of Americans over age 60 suffering from elder abuse, and seniors especially vulnerable during this period of high inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections, as well as expert commentary.

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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 New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 44th – Elder-Abuse, Gross-Neglect & Exploitation Complaints*
  • 25th – Total Expenditures on Elder-Abuse Prevention*
  • 37th – Total Long-Term Care Ombudsman-Program Funding*
  • 31st – Number of Eldercare Organizations & Services*
  • 43rd – Financial Elderly-Abuse Laws

*Per resident aged 65+

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