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Elder abuse is a crime and it carries civil and criminal penalties! The number of people aged 60 years and older significantly increases as the Baby Boom generation ages. As a result, it is likely that the prevalence of elder abuse will continue to grow.
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What happens when you report a case of suspected elder abuse, neglect, or financial abuse to the Adult Protective Services unit of the Department of Health and Human Services? The following section details the process and procedures that APS workers must undertake in response to a report of suspected elderly abuse. In response to the growing awareness of abuse directed against vulnerable adults, the Michigan legislature enacted the Adult Protective Services Act Act of the, Public Acts of
An audit of the Department of Human Services' adult protection agency found serious problems with how the agency investigates allegations of mistreatment. LANSING -- The Michigan agency charged with investigating abuse claims against vulnerable adults was slammed in an auditor's report Wednesday for failing to investigate all allegations. The Michigan Department of Human Services is responsible for investigating alleged abuse of seniors and other vulnerable adults through its Adult Protective Services department, but the department did not investigate all allegations before closing cases in 20 percent of the cases reviewed by the Auditor General's office.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services MDHHS is a principal department of state of Michiganheadquartered in Lansingthat provides public assistance, child and family welfare services, and oversees health policy and management. Additionally, the MDHHS oversees Michigan's child and adult protective services, foster careadoptionsjuvenile justicedomestic violenceand child support programs. The Department of Human Services was created in as a principal department with the name of "Department of Social Services".
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Here and there we keep trying to chip away at elder abuse and exploitation, with mixed success More than a decade back in Michigan a task force was convened to look at elder abuse in different ways, and to make suggestions for improvements. More recently the Michigan governor has convened a task force, with a slightly different emphasis or focus, to see what more might be considered to help address these issues.