NC ranks high in survey of state’s with best elder-abuse protections

Dec. 14.  North Carolina is 2022’s state with the fourth best elder-abuse protections behind Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Ohio.

New Jersey, South Carolina, Montana and Utah placed last in the WalletHub survey.

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.

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 NC

1=Best; 25=Average.

14th – Elder-Abuse, Gross-Neglect & Exploitation Complaints*

21st – Total Long-Term Care Ombudsman-Program Funding*

11th – Number of Eldercare Organizations & Services*

1st – Number of Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen*

1st – Financial Elderly-Abuse Laws

*Per resident aged 65 and older


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