Senior Citizen Protections
|Signed Into Law! Legis Resolve 14|
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Muñoz
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Herron, Rep. Millett, Rep. Kerttula, Rep. Keller, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Costello, Rep. Holmes, Sen. Fairclough, Sen. Gardner, Rep. Johansen, Sen. Wielechowski, Sen. Giessel, Sen. Dyson, Sen. Ellis, Sen. Meyer, Sen. Menard, Sen. Egan, Sen. Davis, Sen. McGuire
“Relating to promoting the safety and protection of older Alaskans.”
Posted: February 16, 2011 : v27-LS0389-A
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.
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