Wisconsin La Crosse, WI - With the number of elder abuse cases on the rise, Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl is taking action. Senator Kohl made a stop in La Crosse today, renewing his call for a nationwide system of background checks aimed at preventing elder abuse. Wisconsin is currently part of a seven-state pilot program responsible for doing background checks on applicants to senior care facilities. Kohl hopes taking the program to national level will prevent elder abuse nationwide, and strengthen the current efforts in Wisconsin.
August 10, 2007