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, the state’s new health commissioner is expected to face tough questions today at a legislative hearing on the state’s troubled system for responding to reports of elder abuse. Minnesota’s acting health commissioner, Dan Pollock, was …

Seattle-area Oscar nominee’s film shines light on elder abuse

Seattle Times

It’s a subject close to his heart: After caring for his elderly father, who had dementia, Wright last year published the book “The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse: How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself.” He became aware of the issues involved in “trying to make good decisions about those …

Allegations of elder abuse up almost 40 per cent

Irish Medical Times

The number of allegations of elder abuse reported to the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) by elderly care facilities increased by almost 40 per cent last year, IMT has learned. According to the latest figures, a total of 648 allegations of elder abuse were reported to HIQA in 2016 and this …

Judge dismisses elder abuse charges

The Record-Courier

Charges against a Gardnerville woman were dismissed after a preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court. Kay M. Anderson, 66, former registered nurse at Carson Valley Residential Care Center, was originally arrested on charges of elder abuse and neglect and the conspiracy to commit criminal …

Santa Cruz man charged with elder abuse in Tuolumne County

Crime Voice

COLUMBIA // The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for a host of charges, including elder abuse, after he allegedly assaulted a 65-year-old woman. Just after midnight on Saturday, January 20th, deputies arrived at a home on Marble Quarry Road, where they learned that the woman …

Man steals cane, assaults 76-year-old on UC Berkeley campus

Berkeleyside

A 29-year-old man has been charged with assault and elder abuse after stealing a cane from a 76-year-old Berkeley man walking on campus Monday, and attacking the man with it, authorities report. William Carter of Berkeley was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. on suspicion of assault with a deadly …

Man Let His Elderly Mother Die on Floor of Her Home After She Fell, Didn’t Call for Help

LifeNews.com

I am writing this article because this case was a horrific case of elder abuse neglect but it was also a story that euthanasia activists used to promote the legalization of euthanasia. Hugh Scher, legal counsel for the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, also responded to the Siwicki case. Scher said that …

Group home worker charged

Citizentribune

Gilbert is incarcerated in the Greene County Detention Center under the name Whitley Jade Litz. She was released from the Hamblen County Jail on the elderabuse charges after posting $35,000 bond. She was on bond at the time in a Greene County case involving allegedly introducing drugs into jail.

Charity calls for action on abuse in sheltered housing

Careinfo.org

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) has called attention to reports that tens of thousands of instances of abuse have taken place in sheltered housing over the last three years, as revealed by a BBC File on Four investigation. Data collected via Freedom of Information requests sent to local authorities shows that …

Westchester prosecutors stop seeking bail in most misdemeanor cases

The Journal News | LoHud.com

In a move to help cash-strapped defendants and taxpayers, Westchester prosecutors have stopped seeking bail in most misdemeanor criminal cases. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr., announced the effort, which is already in effect, as a way to “promote fairness and end …

Seattle-area Oscar nominee’s film shines light on elder abuse

Net News – Tomato Timer

Seattle-area Oscar nominee’s film shines light on elder abuse. Mercer Island resident Thomas Lee Wright, a screenwriter, documentary filmmaker and former studio executive, who’s lived in the area for 30 years, has received an Oscar nomination for the documentary short “Edith+Eddie,” about an elderly …