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Elder Abuse

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Family’s in-room camera leads to elder abuse charges against two nursing home aides … Pennsylvania aide, nursing student pleads in nursing home abuse case, drops plan to sue facility and college … Latest review: Security gaps in Medicare Administrative Contractor IT systems up 8 percent

Daniel Reingold

Hebrew Home at Riverdale celebrates advocacy award

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale received the 2013 Outstanding Advocacy Award from LeadingAge at its national conference in Dallas last month. I had the honor of accepting the award on behalf of the organization. This award, which recognizes our leadership role in the field of elder abuse prevention for the past decade, meant a lot to us.

Colorado Sen. Evie Hudak (D-Westminster)

State News

A bill requiring nursing home workers to report elder abuse cleared both houses of the legislature and was sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). SB 111 was developed by an elder abuse task force convened in 2012 and sponsored by Sen. Evie Hudak (D-Westminster). Colorado is currently one of three states that do not have an elder abuse reporting requirement for senior care professionals.

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