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,...

Financial Elder Abuse Highlighted on Reddit AMA “Ask Me Anything”

Financial Elder Abuse Highlighted on Reddit AMA “Ask Me Anything”

On Friday, July 12, 2019, Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio and Elderabuse.org Board member Dr. Mark Lachs participated in an “Ask Me Anything” on the website Reddit.com.  An online audience from around the country asked them questions about...

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...

Elderabuse.org is Featured on  Marketplace Special Reporting Series “Brains and Losses”

Elderabuse.org is Featured on Marketplace Special Reporting Series “Brains and Losses”

NEW YORK, NY (May 17, 2019) – Announced today, Marketplace will release a series of special reporting featuring Elderabuse.org spokesperson, Dr. Mark Lachs, about elderly financial vulnerability. Elder financial abuse has become a costly epidemic in the United States, yet for the most part, has remained in the shadows.  $6 billion was lost to elder […]

Elder Abuse Resource: Safety Plan

Elder Abuse Resource: Safety Plan

SAFETY PLAN OVERVIEW This safety plan is for older adults who may be abused by or afraid of their spouse/partner, adult child, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews or other family members. It is also a resource for those helping an older adult who may be in danger.  It is important to plan in advance for how […]

Understanding Elder Financial Exploitation

Understanding Elder Financial Exploitation

Elderabuse.org and its partners are working tirelessly to better understand the reach of financial exploitation and why it happens – and their findings are garnering national attention. Research conducted by Elderabuse.org and our partners suggests that millions of older adults experience financial exploitation every year. But only a fraction of the incidents ever comes to […]

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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