Navigation Links
Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults
Date:7/27/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are urged to immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult by calling the state's Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505, Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall said today.

Older individuals who are being abused or neglected are also urged to call the hotline.

"Older adults have the right to live a life free from abuse and neglect, which can take many forms," said Hall. "I urge citizens to check on older relatives and neighbors, be educated about the warning signs of abuse and notify authorities when they suspect that someone is being harmed. Reports can be made confidentially and without fear of reprisal."

Abuse can range from physical actions -- such as hitting or punching -- to verbal and emotional attack, theft or pressure to sign documents, neglect and deprivation of dignity. Some warning signs of potential abuse are bruises or marks on the body, weight loss and the unexplained disappearance of money or personal property. Sexual abuse can be more difficult to determine, but can involve improper touching and rape. Neglect can include isolation and failure to provide proper nutrition and personal hygiene.

Calls to the Elder Abuse Hotline, 1-800-490-8505, are automatically directed to the nearest Area Agency on Aging for prompt response. The 52 agencies are also listed on the department's Web site at www.aging.state.pa.us. Reports can be made anonymously.

In partnership with Temple University at Harrisburg's Institute on Protective Services, the department has been instrumental in recovering or protecting from theft more than $6 million in assets belonging to older adults.

For more information about the Department of Aging, visit www.aging.state.pa.us.

    CONTACT: Jane Crawford
    (717) 783-1549



'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lung Cancer Alliance Announces First Request For Bids for Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Awards
2. Department of Veterans Affairs Selects Anakam to Provide Trusted Authentication as Part of Its Overall Identity Management Strategy
3. Pennsylvania Insurance Department Examinations to Focus on Health Insurance Competition
4. Justice Department Releases New Fact Sheet on the Rights of Persons With HIV or AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing
5. TriWest Healthcare Alliance Awarded Third TRICARE Contract, Remains Health Care Contractor for Department of Defense in 21-State TRICARE West Region
6. Immucor Submits 10-Day Response to FDA; Establishes Product Surveillance and Improvement Department
7. California Department of Public Health Reports Large Increase in Pet Euthanasia
8. Insurance Department Seeks Comment On Community Health Reinvestment Activities
9. Pennsylvania Department of Health Workshops Will Help Businesses Prepare for Flu Pandemic
10. Pennsylvania Department of Health Receives Recovery Funds for New Healthy Homes Program
11. Patients Spent an Average of Four Hours and Three Minutes in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2008, According to Latest Press Ganey Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... The Margarian Law Firm has filed ... of its ginger ale for allegedly containing no ginger. Dr. Pepper produces the “Canada ... Inc., plaintiff Gegham Margaryan alleges Canada Dry Ginger Ale claims on its bottle that ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... MO (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... “Kids ... knowing how to tie their shoes,” says Suzanne Tucker, Founder of St. Louis-based positive ... Time-In Toolkit, which launches on Kickstarter on Monday, July 21st. , The kit ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... The ... offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research ... Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The study followed patients for five years following ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 20, 2017 , ... ... of blood and bone marrow cancer that progresses rapidly without treatment. Newly diagnosed ... to reduce the chance of reoccurrence and relapse. With such a challenging ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... New York (PRWEB) , ... July 20, 2017 ... ... has developed a telemedicine platform, in which their iMedSecure™ comes included with each ... both share encrypted live images to remote participants for real-time collaboration and immediate ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... , July 10, 2017 The Institute for ... methods, is the recipient of a VITROCELL® inhalation exposure ... International Science Consortium. The device, which is designed to ... expose human lung cells to airborne test materials in ... use the VITROCELL® system for testing combustible tobacco products, ...
(Date:7/6/2017)... division of Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, is celebrating a decade of empowering ... celebrate its anniversary, ThriveRx recently launched a redesigned website at thriverx.diplomat.is ... to create the best user experience for consumers and health care professionals. ... Diplomat Pharmacy ... "We,ve made several great strides throughout the past 10 years," ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... , July 5, 2017   BioLife Solutions , ... manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade cell and ... media ("BioLife"), today announced that it has reached ... holder and largest shareholder, to modify its existing credit ... to the modification, WAVI agreed to exchange its existing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: