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Articles tagged with Abuse from McKnight's Long Term Care News

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    One line, more than any other, hit home during my discussion with Carol Silver Elliott on Wednesday: "If we're really in the business of taking care of older adults, this is what it's all about."

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    Long-term care providers could have an additional tool to screen potential employees and weed out those with past incidents of elder abuse under a bill introduced last week.

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    The former operator of an Oklahoma skilled nursing facility will have to pay a $1.21 million judgment handed down in an abuse case, despite its argument that the award was invalid under state law, a judge recently ruled.

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    Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, M.D., M.S.P.H., resigned suddenly Tuesday, following several media reports that criticized his agency for failing to protect seniors from neglect and abuse.

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    A system meant to protect Minnesota seniors from abuse and violence in formal care setting settings must be repaired by providing more thorough oversight and tougher penalties, a work group headed by AARP Minnesota announced Monday.

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    A new law in Georgia signed by Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on May 7 will provide additional safeguards against elder abuse at long-term care facilities.

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