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October 10, 2018

Nursing homes are pushing dying Americans into profitable rehab

by Riley Griffin, Bloomberg

 

Nursing home residents are increasingly spending time in rehabilitation treatment during the last days of their lives, subjected to potentially unnecessary therapy that reaps significant financial benefits for cash-strapped facilities, a study shows.

September 03, 2018

7 Ways to Prevent Financial Elder Abuse

By John Rosengren

AARP Bulletin

 

High-profile charges of financial exploitation raise troubling questions. Here's how to protect yourself and your family.

The troubling stories of two aging American heroes have put a spotlight again on the issue of financial exploitation of older people. But the problem affects far more than the rich and famous, experts say. All families need to know how best to protect their elder loved ones.

August 10, 2018

After brutal attack on a Sikh man, police chief is 'disgusted' to learn his son is one of the suspects

By CNN

At a community event Tuesday night, Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister talked with members of the Sikh community about how his department could work to prevent Union City from becoming the next California community rocked by an attack on a Sikh man.

A few hours later, he was shocked to learn that his own 18-year-old son was a suspect in one of the recent assaults.

July 19, 2018

Husband and wife arrested in elder abuse case

BY WPSD Staff

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A husband and wife from Paducah face multiple charges stemming from accusations of elder abuse, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says.

Deputies say 25-year-old Rebecca Carter and her husband, 47-year-old Lance Carter, are accused of abusing a 91-year-old woman after her family members reported she had severe bruises on her face. The woman told investigators that Rebecca Carter was her caretaker and the couple lived with her for that reason.

June 12, 2018

Man poses as grandson, scams Alpharetta woman out of $17K, police say

By Richard Northam

The Atlanta Journal Constituion

 

A woman from north Fulton County thought she was paying for her grandson’s bail. Instead, she was the victim of a scam and gave $17,500 to an unknown man, police say.

The 79-year-old Alpharetta woman was first contacted by suspects on May 23, according to a police report. Someone posing as her grandson told her over the phone that he was “locked up in downtown Atlanta” for a DUI. Another man got on the phone and told the woman that she could bail her grandson out for $8,000.

May 03, 2018

How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year from America’s Elderly

By Nick Leiber

Bloomberg

Telephone pitchers, online scammers and even family members target the most vulnerable among us. And it’s about to get worse.

April 02, 2018

Stopping elder abuse is the goal of Georgia legislative measures

By Laura Berrios

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia lawmakers this year handed seniors and their advocates several victories in their fight against the growing problem of elder abuse. Among them are tougher background checks for caretakers and a new statewide elder-abuse registry.

March 05, 2018

Beware Elder Financial Abuse in the Family

By Stacy Rapacon, Contributor

U.S. News.com

 

Aging boomers are particularly at risk for economic abuse perpetrated by friends, family or neighbors.

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