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One-Quarter Million (250,000) Become Victims of Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Each Year in California

Many members of our population are elderly or disabled, and elect to have an in-home caregiver rather than move to a full-time care facility. Unfortunately, these […]

The State of California Failed to Establish a Centralized Database for Caregivers in Long Term Care Facilities as Mandated by Law

The State of California exposed elderly residents in long-term care facilities to dangerous caregivers by failing to put into practice a 2006 law that required state […]

Elders Susceptible to Living in Nursing Homes That Have Been Charged With Abuse or Neglect

What to do if a Nursing Home is Charged with Abuse or Neglect In America today, we have placed nearly 2 million elderly family members under […]

How to Prevent Elder Abuse

It’s important to recognize the signs of elder abuse, but there are things that caregivers and older adults can do to avoid situations where elder abuse […]

Seattle Times Investigates the Adult Family Home Industry

By Michael J. Berens – Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle Times’ investigative series | Seniors for Sale Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered the Department of Social […]

Alleged Victims File Suit for Elder Abuse

Four of the alleged victims in the highly publicized elder abuse case at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea and their families have sued the operator […]

Michigan Takes a Strong Stand Against Elder Abuse

Taking a stand against elder abuse in Michigan, the Michigan House of Representatives today passed a plan sponsored by State Representative Dian Slavens (D-Canton) that will […]

Verizon Sponsors Elder Abuse Awareness Programs

Self-Help for the Elderly and the Congress of California Seniors announced Tuesday (Dec. 8) that they have received $150,000 from the Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm […]

Iowa Approves New Regulations to Prevent Elder Abuse

A committee of Iowa legislators has approved new regulations intended to prevent abuse of the elderly. The rules expand the number of hospital workers who are […]

Education and Awareness are the Keys to Halting Elder Abuse

Education and awareness are key to overcoming elder abuse, says Steven C. Peck a California elder law attorney. Elder abuse has a number of characteristics, Peck […]

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