Over the last 10 years Georgia has seen a rise in its elderly population, jumping up roughly one percent each year. The latest aging trends of Georgia illustrate that over one in every eight, or 12.8 percent, of the population is an older American (60+). Georgia has the ninth fastest growing 60+ population and the eighteenth fastest growing 85+ population in the United States. Georgia DHS speculates that “Georgia’s population ages 60 and above is expected to increase 75 percent between 2010 and 2030, from 1,450,968 persons to 2,533,710 persons.”

And, as a result, Georgia has seen a rise in reports of elder abuse. 

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