Abuse of the Elderly

In an informal hearing, witnesses testified about stopping abuse of the elderly by long-term care workers. Topics included the need… read more

In an informal hearing, witnesses testified about stopping abuse of the elderly by long-term care workers. Topics included the need for, and the benefits of, S. 1577, the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007, which would establish a nationwide system of background checks to prevent those with criminal histories from working in long-term care settings. One woman testified that her grandmother was sexually assaulted by a man with a criminal record who worked in a care facility. close

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199978-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 20, 2007
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2007

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  • Jul 20, 2007 | 12:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2007 | 1:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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