Elder Abuse and Neglect is an ever growing problem facing our society today. By informing the public on the signs and symptoms we can help bring a stop to this dreadful act.
Articles are a terrific way to display information about elder abuse and neglect as they are interesting and easily shareable. At the Peck Law Group we are constantly moving towards the goal of eliminating elder neglect and abuse in California and throughout the United States.
For 2022 we are upping the scholarship amount from $700 to $1000! Your submitted elder abuse article may inform thousands of Americans of the signs and symptoms of abuse and can possibly land you a $1000 scholarship if we choose your article!
Assisted living is a housing facility for individuals with disabilities or for those that are unable to live on their own.
The setting of an assisted living home is similar to that of a retirement home with a group environment.
There are five major categories of elder abuse that occur in assisted living homes. These forms of abuse include physical abuse, psychological/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
Assisted living abuse can have devastating consequences for victims. The abuse may result in permanent disabilities or could even lead to death.
Here’s more information on assisted living abuse and nursing home abuse:
Simply send us an email with your original article on elder abuse and neglect in assisted living facilities to [email protected] and include the following information:
Please be sure to include links in your article to referenced statistics or studies. For example: “Past research studies have shown that there are significant correlations between the number of nurses and nurse aides, rate of staff turnover, number of beds at a facility, and the total incidents involving patient mistreatment.”
Please note: Articles must be 100% original and will be checked for plagiarism. If any part of the article is plagiarized it will not be accepted.
The Peck Law Group will accept original articles from January 01, 2022 through December 29, 2022 (11:59 p.m. PST). The winner will be announced January 29, 2023 and will receive a $1000 scholarship.
Any personal information collected will only be used for awarding the scholarship and will never be provided to any third party.
Please note that by entering the Peck Law Group Elder Abuse and Neglect Article Scholarship you are providing permission to the Peck Law Group to edit, use, and publish all copy submitted for the articles.
Congratulations to Shania Montufar for winning our 2021 $700 scholarship!
Shania really went above and beyond on her article titled, “Behind Closed Doors: Understanding, Preventing, and Reporting Elder Abuse“, including fresh images and the creation of the ‘FIRST’ system – very impressive!
Congratulations to Angelina Xu for winning our 2020 $700 scholarship!
Angelina went above and beyond in her article, including pictures and in-depth information. Great work!
Here is a link to her fantastic article: https://www.premierlegal.org/elder-abuse-growing-problem/
Congratulations to Aruntathi Chezhian for winning our 2019 $700 scholarship!
Aruntathi is planning on attending the University of Texas at Dallas in the fall of 2020.
Here is a link to the incredible in-depth article that Aruntathi submitted: https://www.premierlegal.org/elder-abuse-and-neglect-in-2020/
Congratulations to Kathleen Austin for winning our 2018 $500 scholarship!
Kathleen started at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2018 and aspires to become a lawyer.
Here is the infographic that Kathleen submitted:
We look forward to receiving your submissions for the 2020 elder abuse article scholarship!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us using the following email address: [email protected]
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