POLICY PRIORITIES FOR 2000 Ð2002
Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Encourage development of services and programs to provide
protection for elders who are abused, neglected, exploited
or at risk.
development of minimum staffmg standards in long-term
care settings including assisted living and nursing facilities.
full funding for adult protective services statewide.
banks, financial institutions and credit lenders to be
mandated reporters of financial exploitation.
the penalty for failure of mandated reporters to report
to adult protective services.
quality improvement and availability of services to vulnerable
adults and their families.
a uniform training plan for adult protective service workers
that will provide minimum standards and continuing education.
fund the Virginia Caregivers Grant Program.
addition of elder abuse prevention to the cuuiculum for
certified nurse aides.
Support legislation that mandates the medical examiner
investigate all unattended deaths in institutional settings
including nursing facilities and adult care residences.
endorses and Supports:
to the Department for the Aging for statewide expansion
of the Public Guardianship Program.
increase in the maximum reimbursement for the Auxiliary
increase the Department of Medical Assistance Services
personal care reimbursement rate.
of the $5.00 filing fee for annual guardian reports.
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