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Legal Protection For Patient Safety Information

Is there existing legal protection for patient safety information exchanged across institutional boundaries? Federal Protection 42 U.S.C. §299c-3(c) Perhaps the most promising source of existing Federal […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elder Financial Protection Network Combats Financial Elder Abuse

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has announced that the Elder Financial Protection Network has received the FDIC Chairman’s Award for Innovation in Financial Education. The […]

Congress Debates Elder Abuse and the Elder Justice Act

The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a motion to begin debate on its version of healthcare reform. The legislation includes a significant expansion of the Elder Justice […]

California Detects Deep Flaws In Responding to Elder Abuse and Neglect

There are deep flaws in California’s approach to detecting and responding to elder abuse and neglect – flaws that prevent serious cases from ever coming to […]

Criminal Background Checks Now Required for California Caregivers

New state requirements could jeopardize the ability of in-home care workers to assist some elderly and disabled residents in California who request help for staying in […]

In Home Care Severely Reduced By California Budget Cuts

In-Home Supportive Services care will be reduced or axed for 130,000 Californians starting Nov. 1, the state Department of Social Services announced Friday. The program pays […]

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