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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: 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: Sexual Assault Of A Resident

The Knoxville News reported that an 89 year old female resident with severe dementia was raped by a man that she did not know.  The Department of Health and Human Services/CMS report found that the nursing home failed to notify the resident’s physician, properly question male staffers, provide counseling for the resident,to review survelliance video, […]

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 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 […]

Elder Abuse: Overuse of Palliative Care

A recent study shows a significant increase in the use of palliative care at hospitals for the chronically ill. Many health experts are questioning whether giving more care means that the person is getting better care and are questioning whether the chronically ill patient really wants the more palliative care. To read more: http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/end-life-wishes-not-addressed-overused-palliative-care-experts-say/2011-08-01?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal If […]