Home Caregivers in Vista: NAELA Elder Abuse Meeting at White House

Home Caregivers in Vista: NAELA Elder Abuse Meeting at White House

NAELA Leads National Symposium on Elder Abuse

Home caregivers in Vista and concerned people around the country are working hard to raise awareness about elder abuse, and sometimes they get a great boost when prominent officials take notice. In June, the The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) led a national symposium hosted at the White House on the subject, encouraging meaningful discussion among government agencies about the best ways to combat this serious problem.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

This year marks the seventh annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and President Obama observed the day with an official proclamation and a special symposium at the White House. The NAELA was instrumental in planning the event. This group is dedicated to providing representation for victims of elder abuse and their families, not only in the U.S. but around the world. They help other lawyers understand and effectively use elder law for the good of their clients.

Announcements From the Symposium

Government officials took the opportunity to make some important public announcements at the White House event. The Elder Abuse Intervention Program will provide millions of dollars in funding to states that have abuse prevention efforts. Caregivers were also interested to learn that representatives from several federal agencies will sit on a Coordinating Council, organized to unite and strengthen the government’s different approaches to preventing abuse.

Home Caregivers in Vista Look Forward to Ending Elder Abuse

In today’s difficult economy, elder abuse is more tempting than ever to people who desperately need money and are willing to harm others in order to get it. Caregivers look forward to seeing how the White House symposium’s focus on elder abuse will reduce the problem and will show seniors and their families that their elected officials are working hard to help them stay safe.

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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