Elder Advocates in One State Push Efforts to Reduce Nursing Home Abuse

In one state, elder advocates are bringing light to nursing home abuse and neglect and are attempting to provide a solution. Senators are pushing the creation of “elder death review teams” in their state’s judicial circuits in hopes of eradicating instances of elder abuse. One bill pushed by the elder-advocating senators has passed through three senate committees thus far with no impediments.

The elder death review teams would review and investigate cases where abuse or neglect is suspected, according to the bill. “I believe this task force and the team is critically important to the state,” one senator discussed with the Senate’s Children, Families and Elder Affairs committee last month. For more, read the story.