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At least 10% of elders are abused in some way each year, including through physical abuse, financial fraud, scams, caregiver neglect, psychological abuse and sexual abuse. Financial exploitation is the most prominent form of elder abuse in North Carolina and nationally. Usually, it is someone close to the victim who exploits them, or fraud efforts that target the elderly via phone or email. In Johnston County, a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), made up of the Clerk of Superior Court, DA’s Office, Department of Social Services, and Sheriff’s Department are working together to identify resources in the community, share information about scams and perpetrators, and resolve complex cases of abuse and exploitation through multiple supports for seniors. Host Anita Brown-Graham looks at what is being done to protect this vulnerable population.

Elder Abuse Prevention: More Information for ncIMPACT Season 3 Episode 1