Elder Abuse in the News

February 2018

Minn. state officials make progress on elder abuse complaints

Duluth News Tribune

The progress is unlikely to appease lawmakers who are looking to overhaul the way Minnesota investigates allegations of abuse of seniors and vulnerable adults when the Legislature convenes Tuesday. “This session, my focus will be on creating a more transparent, more accountable process for …

Minnesota making progress on backlog of elder abuse complaints – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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Elder abuse seminar set for Thursday in Waukegan

Chicago Daily Herald

The Lake County state’s attorney’s office is hosting a training seminar titled “Detecting and Responding to Elder Abuse” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Genesee Theater, 203 N Genesee St., Waukegan. The speakers include elder abuse expert Paul Greenwood of California. The seminar is for …

Senator Benson statement on update of OHFC elder abuse investigations

Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (press release)

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has announced an update into the backlog of elder abuseinvestigations by the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC). The update from MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm shows progress has been made at resolving open cases and clearing out much of …

Couple accused of financial elder abuse

KEVN Black Hills Fox

PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN) – A Colorado couple was indicted by a Butte County grand jury on charges of financial elder abuse. Charged are Sandra Lee Pazen, 62; and Paul Damon Pazen, 63, both of Fort Collins. According to a release from the South Dakota Attorney General’s office, Sandra Pazen from an …

Colorado couple indicted in elder abuse theft case – Sioux Falls Argus Leader

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National plan to combat elder abuse welcomed

Lawyers Weekly

NLA chairman Dr Graham Hill said the national plan comes at a time where increased government funding is urgently needed to provide legal aid for the growing numbers of elder abuse victims. “This study will show that growing numbers of socially disconnected elderly Australians are being financially …

State reports sharp drop in backlog of abuse complaints in Minnesota seniorhomes

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Under pressure from legislators and families of elder abuse victims, state health officials have made dramatic gains in reducing a huge backlog of unresolved complaints of maltreatment in Minnesota senior care facilities. The Minnesota Department of Health has cut the tally of unresolved maltreatment …

LAPD Investigates Alleged Elder Abuse, Battery in Stan Lee’s Home

Christian Post

Reuters/Danny MoloshokComic book creator Stan Lee poses after his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled in Hollywood, California, January 4, 2011. It was the 2,428th star on the Walk of Fame. While “Black Panther” is doing extremely well at the international box office, things are quite …

College fines Nanaimo nurse $17500 for abusing elderly couple

Times Colonist

The College of Registered Nurses of B.C. says a precedent-setting penalty to a nurse who financially exploited an elderly couple should serve as a deterrent to others thinking about enriching themselves at the expense of patients in their care. Former nurse Laurie Tinkham, of Nanaimo, is the first B.C. …

Govt must act to stop rising elderly financial abuse – lawyer

www.professionaladviser.com

In Western Australia, the ongoing Inquiry into Elder Abuse seeks to determine an appropriate definition of elder abuse; identify the forms of elder abuse, including but not limited to neglect; assess and review the legislative and policy frameworks; and consider new proposals or initiatives which may …

ACT joins national push to tackle elder abuse

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate – ACT Government

ACT joins national push to tackle elder abuse. Released 20/02/2018. The ACT Government has welcomed today’s announcement by the Commonwealth that it will develop a national plan to combat elder abuse. The National Plan will be developed by the Commonwealth, State and Territory …

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National plan to protect elderly from abuse

Omny.fm

The 5th annual National Elder Abuse Conference wrapped up in Sydney today. During the Conference Attorney-General Christian Porter announced a national plan to stop physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly. Chris spoke to the Chief Executive of Councils on the Aging (COTA) national …

The National Elder Abuse Conference – The Daily Drive

Omny.fm

Ian Yates is the Chief Executive from the Council on the Ageing and joins Nick and Kayley to bring awareness to the issue of elder abuse and the new steps the government is taking to address the issue.

 
Elder abuse
 mediation could be based on child custody model, legal group says

The Guardian

The elder abuse suggestion is part of a demand for more funding for civil law services. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/AAP. Mediation services developed to deal with complex child custody disputes could be used to resolve cases of elder abuse if legal aid commissions are properly funded, the peak body for …

Labor backs plan to stop elder abuse – SBS

Governments vow to stop elder abuse – SBS

National plan to tackle elder abuse ‘long overdue’: Senior rights advocates – SBS

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