When a Family Member Causes Harm

When a Family Member Causes Harm

For many older persons, family represents comfort and belonging, and home is typically considered a safe environment. However, 25 years ago this country finally recognized a national hidden problem called “elder abuse and neglect.” The term elder abuse and neglect, or...

Summer 2019 Recap: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and More!

Summer 2019 Recap: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and More!

Usually during the Summertime things calm down for professionals, but there has been no resting for elder abuse advocates throughout the country.   Every day, experts across the field including law enforcement, doctors, social workers, lawyers, accountants,...

Celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Older adults deserve dignity and respect.  Not abuse. On Saturday, June 15, 2019 millions of people around the world will recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).  In 2007, the United Nations adopted June 15 as a day to raise awareness of this...

Elder Financial Abuse: Safety Plan

Elder Financial Abuse: Safety Plan

By Page Ulrey, JD Elder financial abuse has become a costly epidemic in the United States, yet for the most part, it has remained in the shadows. A few facts: Over $6 billion (some believe as high as $36 Billion) were lost to elder financial abuse from 2013-2017. 1 in...

Page Ulrey, JD, Joins the Elderabuse.org Board

Page Ulrey, JD, Joins the Elderabuse.org Board

Elderabuse.org is honored to announce that Page Ulrey, JD, has joined its board. Page is the Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Elder Abuse Project, Economic Crimes Unit King County (Seattle), in the Washington State Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Perhaps...

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