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States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections for 2024

UNDATED – As we face ongoing economic challenges, it is important to recognize that the elderly population, who often rely on a fixed income, are particularly vulnerable to financial, emotional, and physical abuse. To shed light on this important issue, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its annual report on the States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections.

States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections States with the Worst Elder-Abuse Protections
1. Wisconsin 42. Nebraska
2. Massachusetts 43. Nevada
3. Ohio 44. South Dakota
4. Virginia 45. Tennessee
5. Kentucky 46. Delaware
6. Vermont 47. New Jersey
7. Wyoming 48. South Carolina
8. Iowa 49. Montana
9. West Virginia 50. Utah
10. Louisiana 51. California

Key Stats

  • The District of Columbia has the highest total long-term care Ombudsman program funding (per resident aged 65 and older), which is 15 times higher than in Tennessee, the state with the lowest.
  • North Carolina has the most certified volunteer Ombudsmen (per 100,000 residents aged 65 and older), whereas Alabama, Mississippi, South Dakota and Nevada are the states that have none.
  • Connecticut, Hawaii, Missouri and Wisconsin have the most frequent assisted-living facility inspections, which is ten times more frequent than in Nebraska, the state with the lowest frequency.
  • Hawaii has the highest nursing-home quality (share of certified nursing-home beds rated 4 or 5 stars), which is 3.7 times higher than in Louisiana, the state with the lowest.

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-best-elder-abuse-protection/28754

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