Congress recently had congressional hearings about the protection of seniors from Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes. As many of you know, some nursing homes and assisting living facilities were recently fined by the Attorney General's office - including a facility right here in Wilmington.
This goes beyond party lines. I don't care how you feel about the President, the Senate, or the House. elder abuse is inexcusable, and more needs to be done to help these vulnerable citizens. Although some of these people have children who are looking out for them, it cans till be overwhelming. And many don't have children or anyone looking out for them at all.
If you want to watch a video of the hearings, go HERE. Also, read some of the congressional statements HERE. For now, it's all just talk. The president did sign into law The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act, which has several goals, specifically:
Still, I want to see more action, like the fines that the Mass AG's office just issued.
Congress does allow individuals and organizations to present a written statement, and I intend to do that. If you want to write a letter, urging our congress to take some action, here's how: