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Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aides

The family of a 99 year old Staten Island husband and father wanted him to live at home and spend his final years with dignity.  The family discovered, through use of videos obtained through cameras installed in the home, that the home-health aides that they depended on to provide 24 hour care, abused the man.  […]

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 […]

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 Law Abuse: Special Needs of Dementia Patients Should Be Incorporated In Outpatient Settings

On January 11, 2012, Medscape reports on a JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) study that finds that people with dementia have a significantly higher rate of hospitalizations than those without dementia.  Hospitalizations have adverse consequences to dementia patients such as worsening of cognition, delirium and functional declines.  The article suggests that a model […]

Elder Law Abuse: Family of Holocaust Survivor Accuse Hospital of Malpractice In Use of Restraints

The family of a holocaust survivor has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital for using restraints on an elderly man who was a holocaust survivor.  The man was hospitalized for pneumonia.  The hospital staff bound his hands after he pulled a tube out of his nose.  The family alleges that the hospital should […]

Elder Abuse: Perpetrators Are Typically Lawyers, Investment Advisors, Accountants or Close Relatives

An interesting article on financial scams of the elderly describes a particular situation of an elderly man in New Jersey who was convinced by a lawyer to protect his money by creating an irrevocable trust naming the lawyer as trustee and giving him total control over the trust assets. The lawyer misappropriated the funds by […]

Elder Abuse: New Hotline Numbers For Financial Exploitation

Twenty seven states, including New Jersey, have formed a coalition to prevent elder investment fraud and exploitation. The hotline numbers are: General Finance Questions – 888-227-1776 Medical Questions – 888-303-0430 Financial Abuse Questions – 888-303-3297 To read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/474181 If you are looking for an elder abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service […]

Elder Abuse: Stealing Identities

The identities of elderly, vulnerable adults are being stolen by their children, family and friends. A MetLife Mature Institute report released in June found 2.9 billion of theft from the elderly with one-third of the crimes being committed by family, friends and neighbors. To read more: http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/03/8124410-stealing-elderly-parents-identities-a-hidden-common-crime If you are looking for an elder abuse […]