Our guest for the hour is William H. Lightfoot a National Expert on Elder Issues as a retired law enforcement agent he is among a handful in the country in the trenches of this growing epidemic. Elder Abuse and Neglect is one of the most under reported crimes today. For a whole variety of reasons these crimes including financial exploitation, are not reported and when they are, the investigation and prosecution efforts are lacking in many places. This is due largely to a lack of understanding of the basic dynamics of elder abuse and the lack of training by authorities. The types of abuses range from physical abuse to gross neglect and is usually by a family member or caregiver. And there is a lack of reporting of abuse in care facilities.
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DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2010
TIME: 4: 00 PM Eastern Time and 3:00 PM Central Time
Show Link: www.blogtalkradio.com/susanmurphymilano
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