(Imperial County has a big problem with Elder Abuse)….That statement was made at the Elder Abuse conference in El Centro Wednesday.
It was hosted by the Area Agency on Aging. Karla Flores, ombudsman coordinator for the Imperial County Area Agency on Aging, said much of the abuse goes un-reported. She said the abuse includes; neglect, verbal, physical, sexual and financial. Flores said financial abuse is the most prevalent. Because most cases are not reported, it is difficult to gage the extent of the abuse. The conference not only educated participants, but they attendees also received training in dealing with the problem.