Every year, an estimated 4 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological or other forms of abuse and neglect. For every case of elder abuse and neglect reported to authorities, experts estimate as many as 23 cases go undetected. The quality of life of older individuals who experience abuse is severely jeopardized, as they often experience worsened functional and financial status and progressive dependency, poor self-rated health, feelings of helplessness and loneliness and increased psychological distress.
In my opinion, i think people should treat elderly better. More old folks home should be made , for the lonely elders to make new friends. People who abuse should be punished severely. The government can also help the people in need to pay a part of the bill for the elder in the old folks home.