By Paul Schmitt
Research suggests that between one and two million elders in the United States are victims of various types of abuse. Locally, Steve Vickman, executive director of HELP of Door County, says seniors are not always able to communicate incidents of abuse or sometimes unwilling to talk about it. Vickman shares some of the signs that elder abuse may be occurring.
Vickman says if you suspect abuse of any kind, you should report it to local authorities or the Door County Human Services Adult Protective Services.