Elder Abuse

Peoria County Sheriff's Office

A Pekin man has been sentenced to a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges of defrauding an elderly man out of nearly $100,000. 42-year-old Deryl Wright will spend most of that time in prison. His sentence includes another three years of supervised release and repayment of the money he swindled, with interest. That amounts to nearly $100,600 in addition to court fines and fee.


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Two Peoria Nursing Homes have been cited by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In January, Sharon Health Care Elms on North Rochelle is cited for failure to follow fall procedure policy resulting in significant patient injuries. The home is being assessed a $25,000 fine.

A new Illinois law will allow cameras in nursing home rooms.

Law aims to reduce exploitation of elderly, disabled

Aug 6, 2015
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Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law Wednesday that aims to reduce incidences of elder abuse. 

The bipartisan legislation sponsored by State Rep. Mike Unes, R-East Peoria, allows agencies to look into financial records of people they serve with state programs. 

Unes says this will make it easier to spot and investigate incidents of banking fraud and exploitation of the elderly and disabled.

Targeting elder abuse

Jun 6, 2013

  The Center for Prevention of Abuse is providing a series of seminars on elder abuse and prevention. The event at ICC North Campus Thursday was ‘The Health Providers Role’ in identifying elder abuse.