Ohio announces investment in anti-elder abuse efforts
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has announced it is spending $1.3 million to expand its anti-elder abuse efforts.
The Department of Job and Family Services says the investment includes a federal grant of more than $920,000.
The agency said Wednesday the money will help it launch a year-round public awareness campaign and develop an online referral system for reporting suspected elder abuse.
The investment also will allow the department to develop online training for individuals required to report suspicions of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation.
Earlier this year a new law expanded the list of people required to report suspicions of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation to authorities.
The list of mandatory reporters now includes more individuals in financial services, legal and medical professions.