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Volunteer to advocate for the elderly

...nation. Reports of harm to Adult Protective Services have risen 183 percent in the last five years. The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman now opens four times as many cases each month as it did in 2009. Our state has many vulnerable seniors...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-09-11/volunteer-advocate-elderly
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Report: Care at Sitka Pioneers' Home flawed

ANCHORAGE - A state report found the Pioneers' Home in Sitka was remiss in caring for a woman who choked to death in October, probably on a piece of fruit.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051902/sta_sthome.shtml
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State investigates death of assisted-living resident

The state is investigating the death of a man who died of exposure after walking away from an assisted-living home. James B. Hamilton, 69, was found dead Dec. 13 in a downtown ballfield near an Anchorage elementary school.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012204/sta_death.shtml
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Children, seniors to get new protections

Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing new state efforts to protect some of the most vulnerable Alaskans, including children, from sexual exploitation and elders from both physical and financial abuse.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101710/loc_721836482.shtml
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Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Agency probes complaints at pioneers' homes 4/15/98

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's watchdog agency for the elderly is investigating complaints of inadequate care, medication problems and abuse at the state-run pioneers' homes.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041598/pioneers.html
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