Elderly care and the response of the state: A socio-economic study of old aged people in India
Hilal Ahmad Mir, Sajad Ahmad Mir
The old aged are highly open to abuse, where a person is intentionally or unconsciously harmed, usually by someone who is part of the family or otherwise close to the dupe. It is very important that steps should be taken to protect aged people from abuse. Being relatively weak, elderly are defenseless to physical abuse. Their resources, including finances ones are also often misused. In addition, the elderly may suffer from emotional and mental abuse for various reasons and in different ways.