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NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed bill, called “Peggy’s Law”, adds to the statute that the facility, when suspecting or believing abuse or […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Identity Theft

An employee of a nursing home stole the residents’ identities and filed fraudulent income tax returns to reap the tax refunds.  She was sentenced to 27 years in prison. To read more:  http://www.mcknights.com/woman-gets-27-year-prison-sentence-for-stealing-nursing-home-residents-identities/article/330837/?DCMP=EMC-MCK_Daily&spMailingID=7821136&spUserID=NDg4NjkzNzMyMTIS1&spJobID=116731745&spReportId=MTE2NzMxNzQ1S0 If you are looking for a nursing home abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service law firm in Hackensack, New […]

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/

Elder Abuse: Unsolicited Robocalls from Medical Alert Companies

Bogus medical alert companies are targeting the elderly with calls for free services and are seeking personal information such as medicare, medicaid, social security numbers, bank accounts and charge cards.  Just hang up or don’t disclose any personal information. To read more:  http://www.northjersey.com/shopping/208612871_DeMarrais__Robocalls_target_elderly__ailing.html If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck […]

Elder Abuse Law: Scams Against Seniors

There is a very informative website on senior scams – http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/seniors/seniors#hif If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service law firm in Hackensack–directly across the street from the Bergen County Courthouse. We represent clients throughout Northern New Jersey in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Morris and Union Counties.  […]

Elder Abuse: New Phone Fraud

On November11, 2012, The Record reported that the elderly are being targeted in a new telephone scam.  The caller identifies herself/himself as a grandchild who claims to be in jail accused of  drunk driving or having been in a car accident and is in need of money to be wired or transferred so bail can […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Home Employee Befriends And Steals From Resident

On June 23, 2012, The Record reports that an employee of Maple Glen Nursing Home was arrested for stealing from a resident.  The employee befriended the resident, an 82 year old man, and became his power of attorney and misused his funds.  She stole a total of $70,000 which was discovered by a family friend, […]

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 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: 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 […]