Monthly Archives: July 2013

Illinois Creates An Adult Protective Services Unit

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law that establishes a special investigative unit within the Department of Aging. This new unit – tasked with investigating elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation – was created partially in response to the deaths

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Georgia Police Receiving Elder Abuse Training

Police in the state of Georgia are now being trained in special investigative techniques for elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation cases. In reaction to a 65% increase  in elder abuses cases between 2008 and 2012, the Georgia Association of Police

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Elder Neglect Leads to Elder Death

The Minnesota Department of Health just released a report finding that a nursing home’s failure to provide medication to a resident resulted in his death. The Fairview University Transitional in Minneapolis failed to provide an anticoagulant medication, used to prevent

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21 Nursing Home Staffers Face Criminal Elder Abuse Charges

Reuters is reporting that 21 current and former employees at Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce in Georgia are facing over 70 criminal charges for abuse. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released a statement complaining of “inhumane and undignified conditions” at the

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