One in five Israeli elderly are abused

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 19, 2006 19:16

 
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The Social Workers' Organization reported Sunday that one in five elderly in Israel are abused, either by family members or caregivers. While previous poverty reports reported that 25 percent of the elderly population lives under the poverty line, the Social Workers' Organization reported that "more than one in four elderly…are unable to lead a dignified existence." "Something in our moral system has been completely lost," said Itzik Peri, representative of the Organization to the Histadrut. "The country needs to come out and say that this is a population at risk that contributed, toiled, and was partner in building many of the things in this state. And suddenly we see that after we've used them, we throw them to the dogs." The annual Social Workers' Conference is set to open on Monday in Haifa.

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