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The most recent estimates suggest 1 in 10 seniors are abused, neglected or exploited, and that has serious implications for individuals and communities. Victims of elder abuse are much more likely to end up in hospitals and nursing homes. Seniors lose almost $3 billion a year due to financial exploitation, which leaves them vulnerable and dependent on government or family assistance. Reporters Rebecca Blatt, Matt Bush, Michael Pope and Tara Boyle explore the complexities of elder abuse in the D.C. region in this five-part series.

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