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Elder Abuse in the News

February 2018 Elder Abuse: A National CrisisFinancial Advisor Magazine Elsewhere in this issue, Karen DeMasters writes about Philip Marshall, who turned in his father, former ambassador, CIA operative and Broadway producer Anthony Marshall, for financially abusing his mother, philanthropist and Alzheimer’s victim Brooke Astor. Starting on page 42, the younger…

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New Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Regulators are stepping up efforts to protect seniors, but you still need to build your own safety net.   Consumer Reports, February 2018: https://www.consumerreports.org/elder-fraud/new-ways-to-prevent-elder-financial-abuse/ By one estimate, older Americans lose up to $30 billion a year to elder financial abuse—the misappropriation of their money by con artists or thieves…

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1 in 5 Nursing Home Residents Are Abused by Their Peers, Study Suggests

(Source: Weill Cornell Medicine Newsroom 6/15/16) Many elderly adults in nursing homes face abusive behavior from their fellow residents, a new study suggests. About one in five nursing home residents experience verbal or physical abuse from their roommates or other residents, according to a study published in the Annals of…

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Calls for Court Reform as Legal Guardians Abuse Older Adults

The New York Times By SUSAN B. GARLAND JULY 28, 2017 Terri Black had always planned to care for her widowed father in her home if he ever became too frail to care for himself. In June 2013, Mrs. Black, an only child, decided it was time: Her father’s…

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Elder Abuse in the News

January 2018 A collection of the latest elder abuse news.  Join us in our efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse by sharing with friends, family and colleagues! Tough questions expected at hearing on Minnesota elder abuse Minneapolis Star Tribune Amid deepening concerns about violence in Minnesota senior homes,…

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Financial Exploitation Laws Move Forward

Senator Makes New Push for Senior Safe Act Bill is designed to prevent financial exploitation of elder investors by training and granting immunity to financial professionals January 26, 2018 Sen. Susan Collins, chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, has reintroduced her Senior Safe Act, which is…

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