Rep Rendon discusses protection against elder abuse in longterm care

first_img02May Rep. Rendon discusses protection against elder abuse in long-term care State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City last Thursday welcomed representatives from the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative to the Families, Children and Seniors Committee to discuss how the group protects senior citizens against elder abuse.Alison E. Hirschel, director and managing attorney from the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative; Sali Pung, state long-term care ombudsman; and Dan Wojciak, MI Health Link ombudsman, explained that many Michigan families have experienced some type of long-term care issues, personally or within their family. One in 10 Americans age 60 years or older has experienced some form of elder abuse and one in 14 cases of abuse are reported to authorities.“Elder abuse is an enormous problem,” Rendon said. “Abuse can destroy lives and people’s sense of security. There are trusted and confidential resources to protect American citizens and prevent them from becoming victims. Better quality care for Americans results in better quality lives.”The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative is one of several statewide services created by the Michigan Advocacy Program.### Categories: Daire Rendon Newslast_img

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