blockquote>MI - Michigan is taking the extra step to protect some of its most vulnerable residents, the elderly and disabled, with a bipartisan package of bills that would require anybody providing care for them to undergo background checks. It’s a sensible approach. News media — The Blade included — have presented reports in the past on nursing home conditions and occasional abuse of the elderly residents. Any abuse is despicable, of course, but it’s especially so when the victims are those least able to protect themselves.
September 17, 2005