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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 15, No. 4, April 1985
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Date April 1985
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Transcript DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TASK FORCE: Donna Berend (^09/9^8-8896) Elderly and Disabled Texans Are Also Abused There has recently been quite a bit of media coverage of domestic violence, especially concerning spouse abuse and child abuse. Howeverf there is one area of domestic violence that we do not hear much about. That is abuse of the elderly and the disabled. In 1982, the Texas Department of Human Resources received 3,227 reports of elder abuse and neglect. This number does not begin to reflect the magnitude of the problem because, at that time, most Texas citizens were not yet aware of the newly created DHR program and the mandatory reporting provision of the protective services statute passed by the 68th Legislature. Since that time, reports indicate that four percent of the state's population is affected. It is possible that abuse of the elderly is as widespread and unreported as battered wives and abused children and represent all levels of society. Each month DHR adult protective services workers handle more than 1000 cases of abuse or neglect of the elderly. Nearly 6^ percent of these cases involve neglect. Neglect takes the form of failure to provide food, medicine, and other services necessary for the well being of the person. It also involves failure to protect the defenseless adult from physical and/or emotional harm. Almost 20 percent of the cases involve abuse, which is the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or cruel punishment of the person. Sometimes this abuse is physical and violent. Other times it involves sexual abuse. Emotional abuse is also a factor. Another type of abuse of the elderly is exploitation, which involves the improper use of the older person's resources for personal gain. The law does not give us a choice. Anytime we have reasonable cause to believe that abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an elderly or disabled person Is taking place, we must report it to DHR. The law also protects us when we make such a report. Any person "reporting or participating in an investigation or court proceeding is immune from civil or criminal liability, unless that person acts in bad faith or with malice." DHR has established a 2^-hour, toll-free hotline for reporting suspected abuse: 1-800-252-5^-00.