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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2024’s state with the 5th worst elder-abuse protections

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2024’s state with the 5th worst elder-abuse protections, according to a study done by WalletHub.

“As we face ongoing economic challenges, it is important to recognize that the elderly population, who often rely on a fixed income, are particularly vulnerable to financial, emotional, and physical abuse,” WalletHub said.

To shed light on this important issue, the personal finance website WalletHub Wednesday released its annual report on the States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections.

Elder-Abuse Protections in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 25th – Total Expenditures on Elder-Abuse Prevention*
  • 13th – Number of Certified Volunteer Ombudsmen*
  • 11th – Nursing-Homes Quality
  • 13th – Total Expenditures on Legal Assistance Development per Residents aged 65+ years
  • 5th – Presence of Elder Abuse Forensic Centers

Overall rank for New Jersey: 47th

*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. Virginia
  5. Kentucky

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

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

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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