AK House Majority
The 27th Alaska State Legislature, 2011 - 2012  
Sponsor Statement: House Concurrent Resolution 3

Senior Citizen Protections

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Rep. Cathy Munoz R-34
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Rep. Cathy Muñoz (R-34)
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Relating to promoting the safety and protection of older Alaskans.

Posted: February 16, 2011 : v27-LS0389-A
Bill Version: CSHCR 3(HSS) AM
Status: Legis Resolve 14 : 2011-07-19

A devastating problem of elder abuse has been on the rise in Alaska. Over the past four years Adult Protection Services in the Department of Health and Social Services has received an alarming ©% increase in the reports of harm. The Ombudsman Office for Long-term Care has seen a corresponding increase in the reports of harm at 200% in the past three years. The most common allegations are self-neglect, abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

Older Alaskans enrich the lives of our communities and provide knowledge of culture and history. As the population of older Alaskans continues to increase it is essential we recognize the complex health needs and services which need to be offered to provide independence and dignity to every individual.

I encourage all Alaskans to take a step forward in recognizing this growing problem. Your support of HCR 3 will help to raise awareness of elder abuse and will promote the safety and protection of older Alaskans.

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2011-03-25 : 00:25 : [AUDIO] Rep. Muñoz Defends Her HCR 3 Resolution from the House Floor
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