Sam Bauman
For the Nevada Appeal

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October 21, 2013
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Elder abuse exists in many hidden forms

More than 40 RSVP volunteers turned out last week for an educational session that offered many lessons. Perhaps the most important was the section on elder abuse, a topic that doesn’t come up in normal conversation often. But it’s a subject RSVP respite and transportation drivers need to know about — and when to act as appropriate. Elder abuse is a negligent act that causes harm or serious risk of harm to any person 60 and older. Penalties can be as high as a 20-year sentence. Here’s some of what session attendees heard: Physical abuse involves serious or unexplained injuries, …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 21, 2013 11:23PM Published Oct 21, 2013 11:15PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.