Sunday, July 6, 2008

New Laws Regarding Elder Abuse

Those of you who serve the older population know that serving this group of individuals takes additional caution.

That's partly why I earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation. I wanted to help insure that anyone of this group of individuals would not be taken advantage of, certainly if I could help it, because sadly, the elderly are preyed upon by those who do not wish to do honest work!

Anyway, Governor Crist has signed into law SB366 which increases the penalty for aggravated abuse of Florida's elderly and disabled populations from a second-degree felony to a first-degree felony.

We can help our older customers and their families by being aware of this law and if we know or suspect elder abuse, contact the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).

We wish to live our lives with dignity, lets help make it so for this group of individuals too.

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