Tag Archives: Elder Neglect

Elder Abuse Help for 2011 in CA

New legislation promises to help people in California and other states by funding efforts to prevent elder abuse and other unfortunate situations for America’s seniors. A January 2011 story from New American Media introduces the Elder Justice Act and the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act as new bills that will help the federal government give states like California millions of dollars in funding for making sure that seniors...
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A New Focus on Elder Abuse in the Health Bill

Buried in the details of the recent health care legislation passed by Congress is nearly $800 million, which is slated to be spent over the next four years to prevent elder abuse and prosecute offenders. Our California elder abuse attorneys are happy that the funding has been passed, but are not pleased that it has taken more than 30 years for the money to be allocated. Orange County elder...
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Elder Abuse More than Just Physical Abuse

In a recent fraud case from northern California, the alleged perpetrator of fraud apparently targeted elderly women with a securities loan investment scheme that cost victims an estimated $20 million. A May 7, 2009, bargaining agreement resulted in a no contest plea for Thomas Hastert, who will serve five years of a potential 32-year sentence. Sources cited in the AppealDemocrat.com story suggest that a charge of elder abuse would...
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An End to Forced Nursing Home Arbitration?

In an open letter to the United States Senate, the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) has unequivocally stated its support for the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act (S. 512/H.R. 1237). The proposed legislation pursues the abolition of forced arbitration language from nursing home contracts. These contracts, which are signed before an elderly person can receive care in a nursing home or assisted living facility, often...
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Swindler Conned Vet Out of $19,000

The Orange County Register reports that police are still searching for a man who swindled an elderly Korean War veteran out of $19,000. In October 2008, the victim-a 79-year-old Korean War veteran who suffers from dementia-was enticed into a van driven by a stranger. According to the OC register, the stranger drove the victim to a Bank of America and instructed him to withdraw money from his account for...
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