Elder Abuse

Elder abuse (also called "elder mistreatment," "senior abuse," "abuse in later life," "abuse of older adults," "abuse of older women," and "abuse of older men") is "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person." This definition has been adopted by the World Health Organization from a definition put forward by Action on Elder Abuse in the UK. Laws protecting the elderly from abuse are similar to, and related to, laws protecting dependent adults from abuse.
Posts about Elder Abuse
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    …Facts & statistics regarding elder abuse in US nursing homes. Nursing Home Abuse Statistics While researchers may differ on some statistical findings, one thing on which they generally agree is that nursing home abuse has reached epidemic proportions and now requires collaborative intervention. Unlike child abuse and domestic violence…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • It May Be Easier to Sue For Nursing Home Abuse

    … Nursing home abuse often occurs under the radar, regardless of whether the abuse is perpetrated by staff or other residents. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. nursing homes have violated federal standards that may harm residents, and nearly 1 in 10 homes had violations that caused residents serious injury…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Elderly Person Abuse: Texas Laws and Consequences

    … can be made to law enforcement, to a caretaker or to the staff of a care facility. When these complaints are made in Texas, they are sent to the department of Adult Protective Services, or APS. Just like Child Protective Services, this department investigates suspected incidents of abuse. In an investigation, APS personnel may interview…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 27 readers -
  • Ongoing Prevalence of Nursing Home Abuse

    … As the generation of baby boomers continues to reach seniority, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities are in increasingly high demand. Although we should be able to expect the best and most conscientious care for our aging population, studies show that one in five nursing home residents suffer abuse. This ongoing problem can come in many…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Nursing home abuse can be hard to spot

    … of maltreatment: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, and financial abuse. Physical abuse is one of the most common forms of elder abuse and includes any intentional infliction of pain such as through slapping or grabbing, but also restraint through physical or chemical means.6 One of the other leading forms of elder abuse…

    Bruning Legal- 5 readers -
  • Brokerage Firms and Elder Abuse Prevention

    … Brokerage Firms and Elder Abuse Prevention November 20, 2015 by Brian Mahany Elder abuse is a national problem. Because of the baby boom in the 1940’s and 50’s, many baby boomers are now reaching retirement age. In fact, they are the fastest growing age group in American society today. Unfortunately, more seniors mean more financial fraud…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Assisted Living Abuse Lawyer

    …Has a loved one suffered abuse at an assisted living facility in Texas? Call 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation. It’s important for the residents of assisted living facilities (and their families) to understand how to recognize elder abuse, and to what to do once it has been discovered. Assisted Living Abuse & Neglect Residents…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • LPL Financial In Trouble… Again

    … that it is reviewing its compliance procedures. As American baby boomers reach retirement age, we expect more instances of financial elder abuse. If you lost money because of the misdeeds of a stockbroker or other financial professional, we may be able to get back your hard earned money. Most cases are handled by binding arbitration and are relatively quick…

    Due Diligence- 36 readers -
  • Raymond Daniel Schmidt—Borrowing Money from Clients

    … Raymond Daniel Schmidt—Borrowing Money from Clients May 9, 2015 Raymond Daniel Schmidt, Ex-LPL Broker, Allegedly Borrowed Money from Clients Raymond D. Schmidt allegedly borrowed money from clients, which is a violation of securities regulations and against many securities brokerage firms’ policies, according to recent documents from FINRA…

    Alan Rosca/ Investment Fraud Lawyers- 38 readers -
  • What To Do If You Suspect Financial Elder Abuse

    … to the case in probate court.2 You should always have the assistance of an attorney who understands the complicated nature of probate disputes. St. Louis attorney Kenneth P. Carp handles many types of personal injury, probate, and other legal matters. He can evaluate your situation regarding financial exploitation of your older loved one and can advise…

    www.kcarplaw.com- 11 readers -
  • Ellwood Jones Revisited

    … diligence on the investments he was recommending, fraud and elder abuse. The claimed loss in that case is $1, 972,000. That case is still pending. A case filed last year after our 2013 blog post accused Jones of misrepresentation. The claimed losses in that case were $10,000,000. That case settled in February for $3.75 million. All in all, Jones has…

    Due Diligence- 26 readers -
  • Bank May be Liable for Failure to Stop Elder Abuse

    … Written by Jeffrey Skatoff • March 9th, 2015 • Guardianship Litigation, Resources, Other Resources, In what may be a first in Florida, a bank can be held liable for the failure to stop elder abuse arising from the draining of a senior's bank account by an abuser. In Ginder v. Bank of America, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25562 (M.D. Fla. 2015), Mrs…

    Florida Probate, Trust and Estate Blog- 18 readers -
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