NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2022’s state with the 4th worst elder-abuse protections, according to a study done by WalletHub.
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 Wednesday 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 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+
Here are the top 5 states with the best elder-abuse protections:
- North Carolina
Here are the top 5 states with the worst elder-abuse protections:
- South Carolina
- New Jersey
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