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A NEW STATE ELDER ABUSE TASK FORCE WILL LOOK INTO WAYS TO FURTHER COMBAT THE PROBLEM.

 

THE 22 MEMBER GROUP WILL REVIEW CURRENT PREVENTION EFFORTS AND WORK TOWARDS RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE ABUSE OF SENIORS. ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT ON AGING DIRECTOR PAULA BASTA SAYS UNFORTUNATELY, ELDER ABUSE HAPPENS EVERY DAY.

 

 

THE STATE RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 20 THOUSAND REPORTS OF ELDER ABUSE AND ABUSE OF THE DISABLED IN THE LAST FISCAL YEAR. IT’S TIME TO PUT A STOP TO THIS AND RAISE AWARENESS SAYS TASK FORCE MEMBER SENATOR RACHELLE CROWE OF GLEN CARBON.

 

 

ELDER ABUSE CAN INCLUDE PHYSICAL ABUSE, NEGLECT, MENTAL ABUSE AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION. THE TASK FORCE WILL HOLD IT’S FIRST MEETING IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AND ISSUE A FINAL REPORT BY JANUARY OF 2021.

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