SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The DA's office is making a big push to keep seniors in our area safe.
A conference on elder abuse was held Friday at the Coastal Georgia Center.
Health care workers and senior advocates from around the region are learning about warning signs for an older adult that's being abused and what to do about it.
According to the National Center of Elder Abuse, research suggests for every one case of elder abuse reported to authorities, there are 24 cases not being reported.
With a growing elderly population, the risk factors for higher numbers of abuse cases increase every year.
In attendance, the new prosecutor hired by the DA's office specifically to handle these cases.