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Alison Barnes, Protective Assistance for Elders: Maine Experience and Comparisons, 5 Marq. Elder’s Advisor 215 (2004)

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5 Marquette Elder's Advisor 215 (2004)


This thoughtful analysis of Maine's Adult Protective Services for the elderly encompasses statutes involved, services provided, those who can be served, required reporting, emergency interventions, and possible sources of funding. Methods for preventing abuse and exploitation are examined. Barnes discusses legal remedies concerning misappropriated funds as well as civil and criminal actions against abusers. The reasons for self neglect and refusal of care are also explored.

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