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Elder Justice Task Force

Department of Justice Elder Justice InitiativeThe United States Attorney's Office, in coordination with the United States Department of Justice Civil Division, has launched an Elder Justice Task Force to combat neglect, abuse, and financial exploitation of seniors occurring in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

As part of this initiative, the office is actively engaged in efforts to:

  • Pursue nursing homes, personal care homes, and other facilities that provide grossly substandard care to seniors
  • Investigate and prosecute financial scams targeting or disproportionately impacting seniors
  • Promote greater coordination with state and local partners to combat elder abuse
  • Provide training and resources to law enforcement to identify and respond to elder abuse

For more information about the Department of Justice’s elder justice initiative, please visit to find prosecutor training, the Multidisciplinary Teams Toolkit, and Outreach resources.

The United States Attorney’s Office is primarily a legal office and not an investigative agency. Please keep in mind that this office cannot represent you in any matter. Therefore, you may need to consult and retain your own attorney.

The National Crime Victim Bar Association may be able to assist. You can contact them for more information, (202) 467-8716 or (844) 529-4357, or email

Below you can read more about recent resolutions and other matters relating to elder justice in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania:


Defunct Philly Hospice’s Owners/Operators to Pay Millions to Settle Civil False Claims Suit


Health Care Agreement Announced Regarding Care Enhancements At Rehab Center


Settlement Reached Over University's Home Health Care Billing


Florida Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Clients Out Of More Than One Million Dollars


United States Resolves Dispute With Doylestown Nursing Home Over Access To Sign Language Interpreters


Nurse Convicted For Role In Multi-Million Dollar Hospice Health Care Fraud


Amedisys Home Health Companies Agree To Pay U.S. $150 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations


Eastern District of Pennsylvania Forms Regional Elder Justice Task Force


Doctor Sentenced For Kickback Scheme Involving A Philadelphia Hospice


Hospice Owner Sentenced To More Than 14 Years For Health Care Fraud Scheme


United States Sues Supply Company And Delaware County Couple For Healthcare Fraud


U.S. Files Complaint Against Philadelphia Hospice Provider And Its Owners And Operators Alleging False Claims On Medicare


Updated December 18, 2017