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Elder Abuse May Include Stealing

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One of the scariest things that can happen to a person when they age is to suffer from elder abuse.  In a recent Livermore, California, case it became clear that the court doesn’t just view physical harm or neglect to qualify for the definition of elder abuse anymore.  Stealing money from elderly – which could…

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Nursing Home Debt Collection: A Form of Elder Abuse?

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Nursing homes allow families to provide care for their loved ones when they do not have the skills, resources or ability to provide that attention themselves. But what happens when the nursing home isn’t paid due to bill disputes or other issues? Many of them seek to obtain legal guardianship of the resident and in…

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What the ABLE Act Passage Means for Your Family

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One of the common issues that an elder law attorney faces is assisting family members with matters associated with caring for a disabled family member. Oftentimes, these consultations occur because the caretaker simply cannot afford the additional costs of maintaining the level of care necessary for a person with disabilities. Fortunately, Congress passed the ABLE…

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Four Times Grandpa Simpson Got the Short End of the Stick

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Critically acclaimed television show, The Simpsons, is hailed as one of America’s funniest comedies. It counts over 30 Primetime Emmy awards as part of its enormous award collection. Focusing on the nuclear family of mother Marge, father Homer, and their three children, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, The Simpsons follows the daily foibles of a middle…

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Financial Elder Abuse a Growing Problem

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How severe is financial elder abuse — defined as taking, concealing or misusing funds or assets of a senior — in the U.S.? It has generally been thought that losses to seniors due to financial abuse are around $2.9 billion annually, as determined by insurer MetLife. However, a private financial services company released a new…

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Overmedication Is a Common Form of Nursing Home Abuse

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Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. Elder abuse includes the overmedication of seniors, especially those who are suffering from varying degrees of dementia. Unfortunately, this illegal abuse can be injurious or even deadly for the victim. For nursing home staff, dementia patients can be more difficult to deal with due to the symptoms of…

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