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

    … in Florida) showed that the state of Texas received a failing grade on nursing home care, and was the only state that received failing grades in six out of eight statistical measurements. Better Care’s report also showed Texas had the lowest percentage of nursing homes that showed above-average ratings in direct-care staffing. In 2011…

    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 elderly abuse. Abuse in nursing homes Injury or loss arises in nursing homes for a number of reasons including abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.4 Abuse is a prevalent issue as annually hundreds of thousands are effected by some form of abuse.5 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are six categories or types…

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

    … in and provide guidance to both stockbrokers and the compliance departments of brokerage firms. That hasn’t stopped the North American Securities Administrators Association from stepping forward. The NASAA represents the 50 states and Canadian provincial securities agencies. A proposal from the NASAA would offer brokers qualified immunity when reporting…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Assisted Living Abuse Lawyer

    … or presence of unsanitary living conditions Patient appears depressed, withdrawn, or shows changes in social behavior Excessive use of any kind of restraints, including chemical and physical Making a report. Once severe assisted living abuse is detected, take action by reporting the abuse to Texas’ long-term care ombudsman – who is responsible…

    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

    … it investigated this conduct, according to FINRA. Raymond D. Schmidt Allegedly Borrowed the Money from Seven Clients from 2009 to 2012, Faces $375,000 California Stat Lawsuit Alleging Elder Abuse and Negligence Raymond D. Schmidt allegedly borrowed said money from seven clients between 2009 and 2012, a violation of industry rules, according to a settlement…

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

    … Elder abuse has become a significant issue in the United States and can take many different forms. Though most people may first think of physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment when they think of elder abuse, financial exploitation is also a serious form of abuse that can cause significant damage to older adults and their families. According…

    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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