Protecting the Vulnerable

AARP ranks Washington best for support of seniors, disabled adults Sen. Barbara Bailey, co-chair of a legislative committee on aging and disability, said she is pleased that a recent report by AARP names Washington as the best state when it comes to addressing the care of seniors and adults with disabilities. Standards for the ranking included Washington’s affordability and access... Read More...
Bailey hearing-loss training legislation signed Senate Bill 5177, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, which will require that long-term care workers be trained to recognize hearing loss in their patients, was signed Friday by the governor. The new law will take effect July 22. “Our long-term care workers are a critical part of keeping our aging... Read More...
Bailey legislation on hearing-loss prevention soon to be law Thursday the Senate unanimously concurred with changes made in the House to Senate Bill 5177, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, meaning the bill will become law without further action. It will require that long-term care workers be trained to recognize hearing loss in their patients. “Many people will at some... Read More...
Bailey bill to crack down on crimes against vulnerable adults wins Senate vote The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey that would stiffen penalties for crimes committed against vulnerable adults. Senate Bill 5099, which has strong bipartisan sponsorship, passed unanimously. The legislation received strong support from constituents who presented petitions to Bailey in Olympia. “Crimes against vulnerable adults must... Read More...
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