In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, we took a closer look at the frightening epidemic of elder financial abuse. Elder financial abuse or exploitation is defined in the Older Americans Act of as:. In other words, this type of abuse involves taking advantage of an older person for financial gain.
Ex-parte orders for emergency protective services or emergency protective placement; notice; petition. Upon petition by the department, the court may issue an order authorizing the provision of involuntary protective services or protective placement on an emergency basis to an adult under the criteria set forth in Subsection B of this section. An affidavit for an ex-parte order for emergency protective services or emergency protective placement may be signed by any person who has knowledge of the facts alleged or is informed of them and believes that they are true.
This class series is distinguished as being a specialized social worker series responsible for performing protective services for the elderly and disabled adults. Incumbents are responsible for investigating and evaluating allegations of abuse or neglect, performing protective interventions, recommending protective program placements, and providing casework services to elderly and disabled adults in the Adult Protective Services Program. This is the journey level class in the Adult Protective Services Specialist series. Under general supervision, incumbents are assigned to perform the full range of investigation and casework services for the Adult Protective Services Program.
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Harmonythe leader in integrated health and human services managementtoday announced its recognition and support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. First held on June 15,World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic factors affecting elder abuse and neglect. Harmony has already teamed with several states to help in the fight against elder abuse with its Harmony for Adult Protective Services APS case management solution, making it easier for states to investigate potential occurrences of abuse rapidly and effectively. Every year an estimated 2.
Adult seniors--mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends-- are as vulnerable to abuse and neglect as children. If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one. For access to an additional 3 stories per month, you can register for a free account by clicking here.