State Passes Legislation to Raise Awareness of Elder Abuse

Legislation which promotes the development of senior citizen-based domestic abuse prevention programs was recently signed into law by the Governor of one state. S4235 directs the Office For the Prevention of Domestic Violence to develop senior center-based domestic violence prevention programs. This new law aims to create new resources for victims of elder abuse. These new programs would be utilized and offered at senior centers throughout the state.

Advocates of the legislation say it helps to promote the proper care of the elderly in senior centers, and makes staff and other community members aware of the growing concern of elder abuse in the senior citizen community. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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