There is a great deal of ruckus about the rights of our country’s elderly citizens to be free from abuse and exploitation.
The most recent cloud of dust was raised when the Elder Justice Act was being argued and considered by Congress. Mickey Rooney, age 90 and the beloved Hollywood star of films like Boys Town, testified in March of this year before the Senate Aging committee. Coincidentally, Rooney had to obtain a restraining order against his stepson on account of allegations that the stepson had been financially abusing his stepfather.
So what is elder abuse and what can or should the U.S. Congress do to eliminate it? Continue Reading »