Making a Difference in the Lives of Older Survivors of Abuse

December 2013

Resource from National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)


“Populations in rural areas are also changing. In the 2010 Census, 19% of the U.S. population lived in rural areas compared to 21% in 2000 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Furthermore, 17% of rural populations were persons 65 and older, as compared to 13% living in urban areas (U.S. Census Bureau, 2011). Many baby boomers moved to rural areas during the 1990’s and are now beginning to retire in rural communities. At the same time, young people are moving out of rural areas and into more urban environments in search of work and education (USDA Economic Research Service, 2007). Elder abuse is a complex and deeply personal issue, posing several unique challenges that must be handled by knowledgeable service providers through a collaborative approach.”

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