Welcome to the Right To Life, on Elder Abuse & Neglect .
Where we are dedicated to developing innovative programs to address elder abuse and neglect.
Why focus on elder abuse?
America is in the midst of experiencing a “gray tsunami.” People over 85 are the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States; this is also the segment most vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
The abuse can be financial, physical, emotional and sexual, and can also include neglect.
The number of abuse victims has been rising steadily over the past decade and the rise is expected to continue.
This site is in honor of Dr. James F. Chism and his 5 Children.
Dr. James F. Chism is in the fight for his life, as his children wait outside his door praying for a miracle to save his life. Dr. James F. Chism is the face of Elder Abuse & Neglect.
We will fight until he is safe with his children.
God Speed Dr. Chism
Marty Prehn who lost his mother "Bernice Prehn" to elder abuse is an advocate for National Elder Abuse & Neglect.
Did you know?
● Between one to two million vulnerable adults are abused or neglected in our country every year.
● For every report of abuse of an older adult or an adult with a disability five reports are not made.
Many people are living out their golden years in fear.
● While residents of long-term care facilities (research shows up to 36%) may be victims of abuse or neglect, most older adults live in their own homes and, therefore, most elder abuse occurs in the community, by people known to the vulnerable adult. The vast majority is perpetrated by family members.
Fortunately, elder abuse is preventable, but prevention requires research, education, advocacy and public awareness.
As film icon Mickey Rooney said when testifying recently about his own experience as a survivor of elder abuse: “If elder abuse can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.”
Join us as we work to insure that older and disabled Americans can live with dignity and without fear. Thank you.
Marty Prehn National Advocate For Elder Abuse & Neglect
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