Elder abuse has become a public heath crisis with millions of our seniors experiencing abuse, neglect and exploitation every day.  The abuse can take many forms and is often so subtle or well concealed that it goes unnoticed and unreported.  To shed light on this problem, President Obama has proclaimed June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Today marks the the 7th anniversary of World Day.

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 15, 2012, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  I call upon all Americans to observe this day by learning the signs of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and by raising awareness about this public health issue.” 

View the complete Presidential Proclamation

The National Center on Elder Abuse (“NCEA”) is urging individuals, families, community groups, organizations, and businesses to “Take A Stand” by participating in elder abuse awareness and prevention efforts.  To learn more about what you can do to “Take A Stand” visit the NCEA website.

Nursing home abuse and neglect can have devastating effects on your and your family’s lives. If you or a family member has been the victim of nursing home, assisted living or hospital abuse, it is important to seek the most qualified legal assistance available to you.  At Udall Shumway & Lyons, H. Micheal Wright has earned a reputation of excellence in our community. He is committed to protecting nursing home and hospital residents and their families from abuse and neglect and fighting to hold wrongdoers accountable. With decades of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims, and 15 years specializing in nursing home and hospital abuse cases, Certified Specialist H. Micheal Wright is ready to fight for your loved ones rights. 

If you suspect abuse, contact Elder Abuse attorney H. Micheal Wright now at (480) 409-2473.