Elder Abuse in the News


DOJ launches ads to raise elder abuse awareness

Minneapolis Star Tribune

MADISON, Wis. — Attorney General Brad Schimel has launched a new radio ad campaign to raise awareness of elder abuse. The ads began airing Monday on the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association’s 200 member stations and will run until March 11. They encourage people to report suspected elder …

Wisconsin Dept. of Justice launches radio ads to raise elder abuse awareness – fox6now.com

DOJ launches ads to raise elder abuse awareness – The News Tribune

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Dothan man arrested for elder abuse

Dothan Eagle

A Dothan man has been arrested for physically abusing his 72-year-old mother, with whom he lived. Frank Clayton Carpenter, 42, of Dothan, was arrested and charged with second-degree elder abuse. “It is alleged Carpenter struck his mother in her face causing a laceration under her eye,” Dothan …

Could you be committing elder abuse?

The RiotACT

Elder abuse is a ‘thing’ and is on the rise in high-income countries – and since the Canberra region has the highest average incomes in Australia, we need to get on top of this before it becomes a major problem. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) believes that up to 15 per cent of elderly …

Three arrested in elder abuse, Medicaid fraud case

WXIA-TV

DOUGHERTY, Co., Ga. – Three people were arrested in connection to an elder abuse and Medicaid fraud case where 14 victims were exploited. Attorney General Chris Carr, along with the GBI, the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia, the Dougherty Co. District Attorney, various local law …

Elder Abuse: Three facing numerous charges after residents found across state exploited

WRDW-TV

Elder Abuse: Three facing numerous charges after residents found across state exploited … Carr along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and multiple other agencies announced that three people were indicted in the dismantling of a “systematic elder abuse scheme” across the state of Georgia.

Attorney General and Prosecutors Announce Charges for Elder Abuse – Law.com

Forsyth woman faces charges in elderabuse ring – 13WMAZ

Elder Abuse Scheme Arrests Snare Suwannee Man – Patch.com

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More elder abuse reports

The West Australian

A leading advocate of the rights of the elderly has called for a societal campaign to end ageism, with elder abuse in the Rockingham and Kwinana region being more widely reported over the past 12 months. Advocare is an independent not-for-profit organisation that supports and protects the rights of …

Authorities charge neglect, exploitation and drugs amount to ‘web of abuse‘ in Macon, Albany

The Telegraph

He and Keenan said investigating elder abuse is a top priority. “In 2017, there were 49 victims that were rescued through the investigation of these type cases, these dungeons,” said Keenan. Carr urged people who see something suspicious or report it to authorities. People can call 911, their police or …

The shocking rise of financial abuse involving wills

Central Telegraph

The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline was receiving up to 180 calls a month in 2017. Ms Fedorov had another upsetting experience when a real estate agent organised an appointment with his ‘friend’, an elderly woman. The man told Ms Fedorov the woman wanted to change her will and leave a large portion …

Timeshare Developer Wyndham Sued For Alleged Elder Abuse Against Senior Citizens By Law …

PR Web (press release)

Timeshare Developer Wyndham Sued For Alleged Elder Abuse Against Senior Citizens By Law Firm Of Aubrey Givens & Associates. A Nashville law firm has filed two mass action lawsuits in Tennessee alleging fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Tennessee Timeshare Act, which the firm …

Series gets seniors talking

mykawartha.com

As people age, they often find it difficult to talk about things that are affecting their health, safety and well-being. The Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Elder Abuse Prevention Network is once again helping open those doors to conversations with its Tea & Talk for Seniors series. On Tuesday (Jan.