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New National Elder Abuse Reporting Requirements Tracy Mintz

November 15th, 2012 | 0

ElderNew national elder abuse reporting requirements have gone into effect for nursing homes. They are a great innovation in the pursuit of elder abuse prevention across the nation. No one likes to talk about elder abuse, which is precisely one of the conditions that permits it to go on. It’s time that we all take a few minutes to review elder abuse basics.

Elder and dependent adult abuse applies to people over 18 who depend on others for their basic needs.  All elderly Americans, wherever they live, are considered a vulnerable population. Seniors who live in residential care and nursing homes are in the minority, as most seniors live in their own home or with family. Even seniors who live alone in the community benefit from our oversight and attention.

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