Elder abuse: State, Legislature must act quickly for safety

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Mankato Free Press The following is an editorial from the Mankato Free Press.With only 3 percent of 25,000 elder abuse allegations investigated on sight by the Minnesota Department of Health in 2016, we hope there is a sense of urgency to make a significant dent in the backlog now with a new commissioner and a detailed report to lead the way.Victims and families deserve no less.Gov. Mark Dayton has responded reasonably well to the bombshell revelations of the unchecked system of elder abuse revealed in a five-part Star Tribune series last fall. The series detailed a striking rise in elder abuse cases and a system unable to handle them to the point of trashing abuse complaints before they were even looked at, and keeping the...

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Elder abuse: State, Legislature must act quickly for safety

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