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Criminal Offenders Residing in Long‐Term Care Facilities

Bledsoe, Wes

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Violent acts against elders in long‐term care facilities often go undocumented and are rarely reported or prosecuted. Surprisingly, most of the assailants are fellow residents.

Wes Bledsoe is the founder of A Perfect Cause, a not‐for‐profit, disability and elder rights advocacy organization (www.aperfectcause.org). He can be reached at info@APerfectCause.org.

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© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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