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Elder Law Abuse: June 14th Is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  “WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY” ; Friday, June 14, 2013 ;  ; GOVERNMENTAL AND UN PERSPECTIVES ; Speakers include representatives from the United Nations,  the United States, Canada and other governments ; 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm ET ; Live streamed and archived at http://webtv.un.org/

Nursing Home Abuse: Senate Bill Requiring Informed Consent For Antipsychotics

On September 20, 2012, Senators Kohl (D-WI), Grassley (R-IA) and Blumental (D-CT) introduced Senate Bill 3604, the Improving Dementia Care Treatment for Older Adults Act, which would require nursing homes, accepting Medicare and Medicaid, to obtain informed consent before antipsychotic medication is prescribed for a resident with dementia.  The bill requires a process to be […]

Elder Abuse: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2012

President Obama has issued a Proclamation recognizing world elder abuse awareness day on June 15.  This proclamation states: “Every American deserves the chance to live out the full measure of their days in health and security.  Yet, every year, millions of older Americans are denied that most basic opportunity due to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.  […]

Elder Abuse: Two Residents Sue Assisted Living Facility for Staff Assault

On June 13, 2012, the Star-Ledger reported that two Alzheimer’s residents  at  Sunrise Assisted Living of Morris Plains, NJ filed suit alleging that they were repeatedly physically assaulted by the facility’s staff.  The complaint alleges that the men were beaten on their chests, stomachs, right and left flanks, backs, shoulders and upper arms. To read […]

Elder Law Abuse: New Jersey Legislature Advances Act To Protect Elder Abuse Known As “Granny Snatching”

The New Jersey legislature is advancing a bill, the New jersey Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, which would allow New Jersey to join the national guardianship reciprocity network followed by 30 states. The issue involves conflicts in guardianship situations, often resulting in family feuds, such as when a guardianship for an incapacitated elderly […]

Elder Abuse: Con Men Calling Seniors

The Star Ledger reports that in New Jersey, 3,500 seniors were victims of scams by con men in 2010 and 2011. The article discusses a telephone call received by an elderly woman from someone who stated that he was her grandson and that he was in the hospital.  Thankfully, this woman recognized that the call […]

Elder Abuse: Doctor Accused of Fraudulently Certifying Patients For Home Healthcare

A Texas doctor has been charged in allegedly billing medicare and medicaid for home healthcare services that patients did not need.  The doctor certified more than 11,000 patients for unneaded home healthcare and billed $374 million. To read more:  http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20120228/NEWS/302289953?AllowView=VW8xUmo5Q21TcWJOb1gzb0tNN3RLZ0h0MWg5SVgra3NZRzROR3l0WWRMVGJWdjhKRWxiNUtpQzMyWmVwNVhRWUpibWk=&utm_source=link-20120228-NEWS-302289953&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mpdaily If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full […]

Elder Abuse: Elderly Dementia Patient Left At Wrong Location

A lawsuit has been filed in San Francisco on behalf of an elderly dementia patient against a transport company that left him at a wrong location.  The man was missing for ten days and found dead. There was a three hour delay in notifying the family.  By the time the family was notified, it was […]

Elder Abuse: Quality of Life

A study published electronically on January 31st in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds that quality of life for the disabled elderly is tied to a sense of dignity and control. To read more:  http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/02/11483/dignity-sense-control-keys-quality-life-disabled-elderly-study-finds?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UCSF+News If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service law firm […]

Elder Abuse: Lawsuit Against Insurance Company for Failure to Reimburse Under a Long Term Care Policy

A lawsuit has been filed in California against Senior Heath Insurance Co. of Pennsylvania (SHIP) alleging that the insurance company’s claim process was “designed to frustrate and confuse policyholders with needless demands for irrelevant information”.  The lawsuit alleges that SHIP ignored or took an unreasonably long time to respond to claims so as to avoid […]