The Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Ohio has opened the state’s first shelter for abused elderly. This shelter will allow abused seniors a stay of 90-120 days with access to medical care as well as to the retirement community’s activities. The shelter is called the Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention opened on January 1, 2012.
This endeavor is not only exceptional as a service provided to the elderly, but it is also unique as a community-based response to elder abuse. The center does not treat the abused elderly as singled-out victims, but invites them to participate in the retirement community’s activities and provides access to medical care. The service is available to seniors from Hamilton, Warren, Butler, and Clermont Counties in Ohio. For information on elder abuse prevention and litigation in California, contact the Evans Law Firm for a free consultation.