The state justice department is creating a task force on elder abuse.
Representative John Macco says in nearly 15 years, 24 percent of the population will be over 80 years old.
The Ledgeview Republican says while physical, mental, and sexual abuse does happen, financial abuse of seniors is on the rise.
Macco says Attorney General Brad Schimel is also reporting more cases of fraud.
He says the task force will bring together many different departments from around the state.
He says they’ll work to identify issues and find solutions.