Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 25, 2014
The “I Will Prevent Elder Abuse” initiative was developed by the Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (MEAPA®) and the Area Agency on Aging Region One. The program aims to shine a spotlight on the important social issues surrounding elder abuse by encouraging individuals and businesses to personally commit to fighting against abuse of the elderly.
As the American population continues to age, abuse of seniors has become a growing problem. In 2013, almost 9,000 cases of vulnerable adults were reported to Adult Protective Services in Arizona alone. However, it is estimated that more than 90% of elder abuse cases go unreported. The “I Will Prevent…” movement aims to raise awareness of this issue and create improved living conditions for the senior population.
Speaking about her recent pledge, Maria Wormington commented, “Our firm sees tragic cases of elder abuse all too frequently. Many institutions that we trust such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes are not equipped or staffed to effectively and compassionately treat our aging loved ones. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of elderly victims and their families. Only by working together and standing strong against those who would take advantage of the vulnerable can we ensure that our loved ones can enjoy their golden years with comfort and dignity.”
To learn more about Maria Wormington and Wormington & Bollinger, visit the firm’s website at http://www.wormingtonlegal.com/. Wormington & Bollinger is proud to represent victims of elder abuse across the state of Texas including the cities of Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, and Plano. To learn more about elder abuse and take the pledge, visit http://www.iwillpreventelderabuse.org/.