Senior citizens are a fast-growing percentage of our nation's population, and the rising statistics concerning elder abuse are now every bit as troubling as those that concern child abuse.

Learning to recognize the warning signs of elder abuse - and knowing what to do in response - can be life-saving information.

For some insight into the problem, Mark McLemore talked with Stew Grabel, an ombudsman for the Pima Council on Aging speaking on behalf of Elder Rights & Benefits.