Friday, November 04, 2011

The Elder Justice Act lacking Effectiveness

One Year after passage of the landmark Elder Justice Act, reforms and enforements have not been instituted due to lack of funding!

The Act would have addressed Elder care in Nursing Homes and promoted "coordinated planning among all levels of government; generating and sharing knowledge relevant to protecting elders; providing leadership to combat the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the Nation’s elders; and providing resources to States and com munities to promote elder justice. The problem of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation requires a comprehensive approach that integrates the work of health, legal, and social service agencies and organizations;"

Elder Justice Act - full text

The Elder Justice Coalition - Home Page

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