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Mass. elder abuse on rise

Economy adds to family stresses; Budget cuts limit options for care

'To be able to talk about it is an enormous help because the stress is not going to go away.' Janice Williams (left), on caring for her mother Eleanor Avery "To be able to talk about it is an enormous help because the stress is not going to go away." Janice Williams (left), on caring for her mother Eleanor Avery (Globe Staff Photo / Wendy Maeda)
By Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / February 9, 2009

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More of the state's elderly are being abused or neglected, as economic stresses push family caregivers to the breaking point and the social service programs that once helped them are cut back. (Full article: 1021 words)

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