When we speak about sexual abuse in Hollywood and Florida, we often focus on protecting vulnerable younger people. However, there is also another vulnerable population who may be targeted by predators: the elderly.
Senior sexual abuse is a devastating problem and it is far more prevalent than many people realize. Elder citizens of nursing homes and care facilities may have cognitive and mobility issues which can make them vulnerable to predators. As well, retirement homes and nursing homes do not always have security or proper screening measures to prevent abusers from getting access to vulnerable residents. In some cases, residents of nursing homes have criminal histories and prey on their peers.