Tag Archives: senior citizen abuse and neglect

Assisted Living Abuse: Jail Sentence For Coverup

An owner of an assisted living facility was sentenced to 3 years in jail for attempting to cover up his negligence in leaving a room unsafe causing an 84 year old dementia resident to fall through a hole in the floor.  The assisted living facility owner attempted to cover up by carrying the resident to […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Physical Abuse To Residents

Unfortunately, physical abuse is prevalent in nursing homes.  In a recent study by Michigan State University, 25% of a random sample of adults in nursing homes reported at least one incident of physical abuse by nursing home staff. To read more:  http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/16059/20130530/elder-abuse-nursing-home-care-caregiver-abuse-senior-health.htm If you are looking for a nursing home attorney, Russo & Kieck is […]

N.J. Elder Abuse Law: Homes for Seniors

The Record published a comprehensive article on December 23, 2012, “At homes for seniors a grim record of lapses”.  This article focuses on “Alzheimers Homes” which are not governed by the Department of Health.  Rather, these homes are governed by the Department of Community Affairs under the Boarding Home regulations which are less stringent than […]

Nursing Home Abuse: Unprepared for Disaster Storm

The New York Times reported on November 10, 2012, the total lack of preparedness on the part of Promenade nursing home in Rockaway Park, Queens, NY during Hurricane Sandy.  Power was lost and the backup generator, which was located on the ground floor, was flooded.  Residents were evacuated over several hours to various emergency facilities […]

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 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: NJ Home Health-Care Worker Convicted on Drugging Elderly Woman

The Record reported on February 3, 2012 that a Dumont home health-care worker was convicted of drugging an elderly woman to make her job easier.  The home health-care worker gave the elderly woman over the counter sleeping pills.  The family became suspicious when the elderly woman began napping all day when she previously had been […]

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 […]

Eder Abuse: Rising Fraud Against the Ederly

On Friday, October 28, 2011, The Record reported on the increase of elder abuse reported throughout New Jersey. In 2010, there were approximately 6400 or reported cases in New Jersey. Of these cases, one in five involve financial exploitation of the elderly. Many of the cases were reported to the county prosecutors. Financial abuse of […]