Introducing an EPEL RA: Mashayla Hays
My focus as an EPEL research assistant is elder law abuse.
I have been researching the current initiatives that Kentucky has in place to prevent and protect elder citizens from abuse and neglect.
Kentucky currently has a lot of initiatives and programs for the “after abuse” situations but is lacking some initiatives in the front end of this critical issue. This lead me to look outside of Kentucky to see if other states have been able to find a potential solution and see how they handle these types of concerns.
Myself along with four other elder law students are researching states in the same region of Kentucky including West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee. I will be looking over the students' findings in the upcoming weeks and creating a memo with suggestions for what EPEL can focus on next year to help ensure that Kentucky continues to make progress in preventing elder law abuse.