On June 15, 2012, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Heath and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a $5.5 million funding opportunity for states and tribes to test ways to prevent elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The initiative is a provision of the Affordable Care Act and brings public and private sector organizations together to address the issue. 

 

“We need to be on the look-out for elder abuse and act when we see it,” said Secretary Sebelius.  “Today we are sending a clear message that elder abuse will not be tolerated or kept in the shadows.” 

 

Read complete press release here.

 

If you suspect that a senior is being subjected to nursing home, assisted living or hospital abuse, it is important to report the activity immediately.  To protect the rights of a loved one who has been the victim of abuse, it is important to seek the most qualified legal assistance available to you.  At Udall Shumway & Lyons, Certified Specialist H. Micheal Wright is committed to protecting seniors 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, H. Micheal Wright has earned a reputation of excellence and is ready to fight for your loved ones rights.

 

If you suspect nursing home, assisted living or hospital abuse,
contact Elder Abuse attorney H. Micheal Wright now at (480) 409-2473.