When Elders Are Financially Exploited By Friends, Family and Caregivers

It is a sad fact that most people who financially exploit the elderly get away with it. They often find it so easy that they do it time and time again. Each time the Exploiter becomes more and more bold. They act as though they are entitled to this money and no one else deserves … Continue reading

Visiting Gran and Gramps: Telltale Signs of Nusring Home Abuse

Almost all elderly people in the nursing homes are in such caring facility because their families are or they do not have the capacity to care for their daily needs. Being in a caring facility, assistance by all accounts should be at hand. The elderly need to be treated, not only with respect and reverence … Continue reading

Elder Abuse: a Deepening Current Social Issue Problem

People are living longer and longer lives; many requiring ongoing, long-term care. Current events show that more elder abuse cases are being reported than in years past, and many experts believe that the actual number of cases will increase in the years ahead as older Americans constitute a larger proportion of the U.S. population than … Continue reading

ACL: DOJ and HHS call for action to address abuse of older Americans

Allen Stross returns to his home after lunch at the North Berkeley Senior Center and some grocery shopping. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle

Elder Justice Roadmap outlines critical path to combating problem Today, leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced a framework for tackling the highest priority challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution, and called on all Americans to take a stand against the serious societal problem of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.  Research suggests … Continue reading

HuffPost: Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor

John William Springs, a retiree who gets nearly $12,000 a year in Social Security and disability checks, is $1,300 above the poverty threshold: officially, not poor.

From our colleague, Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of NSCLC:    Imagine your aunt lives alone on a limited, fixed income, and you recently found out that her grandson had moved into the house she owns, locked her in a bedroom behind a steel-grated door, and began dealing drugs in the living room. Sadly, this is … Continue reading

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