CNY Elder Law

Which States Have the Best Protections Against Elder Abuse?

Each year, 10 percent of older adults experience some form of abuse. In addition to physical harm, elder abuse can also encompass financial exploitation, neglect, and emotional abuse. WalletHub has evaluated elder abuse protections in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The list for 2024 identifies the best and worst states for residents aged 65 and older.

How the Housing Crisis Affects Older Adults

Americans are not only living longer, but the number of people aged 65 and older is also growing. It’s a trend that will continue over the next decade. Longevity among seniors raises major questions, including how aging people will be able to continue to afford housing and receive support in their later years.

Do Caregiver Duties Help Older Women Live Longer?

Despite the considerable level of stress that can come with serving as a unpaid caregiver, a new study now suggests that taking care of a loved one may in fact lead to increased longevity among older women. Findings revealed that women who said they were taking care of a loved one on a regular basis had a mortality rate 9 percent lower than that of non-caregivers over the course of the study.

Recognizing Malnutrition in Older Adults

Malnutrition, which happens when the body does not get the nutrients it needs, is a major concern for seniors. Life-threatening malnutrition disproportionately affects those 85 and older. Recognizing malnutrition can help family members and caregivers know when to seek out medical care and assistance for their aging loved one.

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