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Medical School Studies Possibility of Opening Elder Abuse Center

The Weill Cornell Medical School, part of Cornell University, has received a grant to study the feasibility of opening a center on elder abuse. The center, if established, will study ways to educate doctors on identifying and responding to signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. According to a professor, elder abuse and neglect and nursing home abuse and neglect can result in overwhelming feelings of fear, anger, isolation, depression and can even shorten life. Older Americans will soon increase exponentially, making programs that highlight nursing home abuse and neglect even more important for proper health care.

Read the press release here.