Collaborative Effort To Reign In On Rising Elder Abuse Problem

Posted on December 5, 2011

According to news sources, a collaborative effort between prosecutors, social workers and police in Salt Lake City is aiming at reducing the rising number of elderly abuse cases. Two men have been recently charged in connection with aggravated abuse cases.

In the first case a 48-year-old man was arrested after allegedly depriving his father of food and medicine while leaving him in a bed filled with human waste. The man reportedly sold his fathers prescription pain medication while allegedly taking his retirement fund.

The second case involves a 51-year-old man who reportedly left his 74-year-old mother in a chair filled with human waste for weeks.

A promising newly created community response team will hopefully lower the amount of cases of elderly abuse such as these by collaboratively pooling the work of the Salt Lake County Aging Services with local police and prosecutors to identify suspected cases of elderly abuse and fraud.

As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney, I hope that awareness may be brought to all so elder abuse will in fact become a thing of the past. Personal injury lawyers are familiar with terrible cases related to injuries inflicted in facilities that exist to care for their patients, not mistreat them. When you or a loved one is a victim of a similar case, contact a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles right away.

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