I want to share with our readers an experience I had a couple of weeks ago. I attended (and made a presentation at) the 17th annual meeting of the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

I was blown away by the numbers of nurses, Ombudsmen, Adult Protective Service workers, Social Services workers, and just interested family members in attendance. The meeting included presentations on:

Guardianship Issues

Domestic Abuse

Stalking and Sexual Assault

The Seven Deadly Sins of Nursing Homes (my topic)

Foster Care

Older Adults and Mental Illness, and many more topics

My Recommendation: If it is important to you to assure that elderly and disabled adults in Virginia live a life free of abuse, neglect and exploitation, then join the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and attend one of their great conferences.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at