During Elder Abuse Prevention Month, state officials are focusing on the fact that elder abuse is a growing problem nationally and in Oregon, but very few abuse cases are ever reported. National studies estimate that 3-5 million seniors age 65 and older nationwide have experienced abuse, but only one in five abuse cases is reported.
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday by voice vote approved two bills that seek to prevent neglect and abuse of elderly patients, CQ Today reports. One bill (S 1070), sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), would authorize $777... Read Post
A RAND Corporation study released today, "The Economic Cost of Methamphetamine Use in the United States, 2005," estimates the national cost of Meth abuse is $23.4 billion. The study represents the first time that a comprehensive ass... Read Post