by Ruth Leubecker
Seeping into the cracks of real life and tough living, the tentacles of elder abuse are many and varied.
Bank tellers are on the lookout for the signs of financial exploitation. Medical providers are always on alert for the signs of physical abuse. Neglect is often more difficult to determine without gaining entry to the home of the elderly person in question. But for those on the front line, the battle has gained momentum during the year of COVID.