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December 12, 2008

Elder Abuse: Awareness and Prevention Training (GA. USA)

Training available on identifying elder abuse

Submitted by the Georgia Department of Human Resources

December 11, 2008

ATLANTA — The Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services (DAS) forensic specialist is promoting training/education to first-responders and mandated reporters on identifying and reporting elder abuse. Many professionals who work with older and disabled adults are considered mandated reporters and are required by Georgia law to report when they suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation.

“This project is designed to increase awareness of elder and disabled adult abuse, neglect and exploitation in Georgia and to educate mandatory reporters on misconceptions and barriers in reporting abuse,” said Maria Greene, director of the Division of Aging Services. “It is also a crime in Georgia to abuse, neglect or exploit a disabled adult or elder person.”

Reports of alleged abuse in nursing homes or personal care homes should be directed to the Office of Regulatory Services Intake toll-free at 1-800-878-6442 or 404-657-5728 in Metro Atlanta, or to the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman toll-free at 1-888-454-5826.
In emergency situations, call law enforcement at 911.

Abridged
SOURCE: Daily Citizen - Dalton,GA,USA
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