Elder Abuse in the News

February 2018


Elder Abuse
: A National Crisis
Financial 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 Marshall …

Berkeley resident charged for assault with deadly weapon, elder abuse

Daily Californian

Berkeley resident William Carter, 29, was arrested by UCPD on Jan. 22 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft, probation violation and elder abuse. Carter allegedly took the victim’s cane while the victim was walking on Grinnell Path and used the cane to assault the victim, according to …

APS needs your eyes and ears

Valencia County News Bulletin

The National Center on Elder Abuse, a federal agency, says home caretakers likely to be abusive are described “…to be adult children or spouses, more likely to be male, to have history of past or current substance abuse, to have mental or physical health problems, to have history of trouble with the …

AARP: ‘Critical Gaps and Inequalities’ for Minnesota SNF Residents

Skilled Nursing News

A new report aims to address the issue of elder abuse in Minnesota after the revelation of hundreds of cases of crime and neglect in the state’s senior care centers. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton asked AARP Minnesota to convene a consumer working group in response to a series of articles by the …

Fintech Helps Fight Against Elder Financial Abuse

Financial Advisor Magazine

Fintech is permeating all parts of the financial industry, from advisors’ software to robo services, and it is increasingly being used to help prevent or detect financial exploitation and abuse, especially among the elderly, who are the most vulnerable because many face cognitive decline and dementia, …

From Whistle-Blower To Elder Champion

Financial Advisor Magazine

Thanks to Philip, who prompted one of the most well-known court cases involving elder financial abuse in U.S. history, Brooke Astor will go down not only as a patron of the arts and a philanthropist, but as a lead player in the fight for elder justice. That fight, which began on a very personal level, now has …

Man accused of defrauding grandmother

Citizentribune

“(It was) kind of a pattern of elder abuse, which was defined as financial and verbal,” he alleged. Andrade, who lived with his grandmother on West Main Street, is accused of using the woman’s credit card without permission and racking up about $7,000 in charges. The woman’s financial institution on …

Fort Bragg man wanted for beating girlfriend turns himself in

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Robert Vargas, 42, was wanted by Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputies on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, felony elder abuse and felony vandalism after the Friday night incident. Vargas allegedly punched his girlfriend repeatedly in the face at their home in the 26000 block of Company …

Man arrested for assault at Hope’s Corner

Mountain View Voice

The man was arrested on suspicion of elder abuse and booked into Santa Clara County jail with a bail set at $100,000. Although there have been small arguments among the hundreds of homeless and needy residents who come through the doors each Saturday at Hope’s Corner, Lee said an assault …

Minnesota Urged to Establish Assisted Living Licensure Process

Senior Housing News

Mark Dayton wrote a letter asking AARP Minnesota to assemble a consumer workgroup to develop new senior care-related recommendations for the state. On January 29, the aforementioned consumer workgroup released a report detailing their recommendations, titled “Addressing Elder Abuse in …

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