Elderly abuse worsening in Japan amid the COVID-19 pandemic PREMIUM

Japan News | Jan 14, 2022 at 1:47 PM

Abuse of elderly people is an increasingly serious problem, partly due to stress caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus. According to a survey released last month by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, there were 17,281 cases of elderly abuse at people’s homes in fiscal 2020, the highe…