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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2022’s state with the 4th worst elder-abuse protections

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+

Source: WalletHub


Here are the top 5 states with the best elder-abuse protections:

  1. Wisconsin
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Ohio
  4. North Carolina
  5. Ohio

Here are the top 5 states with the worst elder-abuse protections:

  1. Utah
  2. Montana
  3. South Carolina
  4. New Jersey
  5. Tennessee

To see the full list, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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