Elderly Abuse Bill Passed 06 Apr 12

Stiffer penalties are now in place for caregivers who are found guilty of abusing senior citizens. State lawmakers signed-off on a bill on Thursday that allows prison time and heavy fines for those who neglect the elderly. The bill now goes before Governor Dayton, who’s already said he’s in favor of it. Minnesota is one of just five states that treats abuse of the elderly as a misdemeanor.