Tuesday, December 04, 2018

States are ranked as to their ability to protect senior citizens from caregiver or corporate abuse

The Wallet Hub has an email of the ten states with the best, and ten with the worst, eldercare protections, link back to this url that ranks all the states .   There is also a composite video link in the middle of the page. 

Virginia is in the middle of the pack on Prevalence and protection and low on resources.  Washington DC was second on resources. 

Most states have cities and counties operate “adult protective services” units.  It’s possible for adult children looking after elderly parents to get into trouble with these local regulatory enforcements.  For example, sometimes there are rules to the effect that people on certain memory medications should never be left home alone.

The state with the best overall score is Massachusetts, and the worst is South Carolina.

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