By Jenifer McKim | New England Center for Investigate Reporting | October 31, 2014
A state lawmaker is urging Bay State officials to do more to help the growing number of exploited and abused elders in Massachusetts.
Rep. James O’ Day, a Worcester Democrat and chair of the House Elder Affairs Committee, said colleagues should act on a recent state report that documented the rising risks to seniors, especially financial exploitation suffered by women who are 80 years old and older.
The report, by the 19-member Elder Protective Services Commission, laid out a blueprint to help seniors, including better training of people who work with elders and an awareness campaign to educate the public about the potential for abuse. Continue reading »