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5 Steps to Avoid Elder Abuse Before It Happens

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Neglect and abuse of the elderly – physical, sexual, emotional, or financial – is nothing short of a tragedy. Elderly people deserve respect, love and the highest standard of care, and those who choose to make that difficult decision to put an older loved one in a nursing home want to believe their family members…

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5 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

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For many people, making the decision to place an elderly loved one in a professional nursing home or assisted living facility is extremely difficult and painful. You want to believe that your loved one will be treated with respect and dignity, and that they are receiving the highest standard of care possible. Unfortunately, nursing home…

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Government Taking a Stance on Financial Elder Abuse in California

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This year, the Californian government has taken some impressive strides in passing bills which hold people accountable for committing financial elder abuse, and provide financial aid to elders who have suffered such abuse. Elder abuse in California has become a pressing issue as the state’s population ages — California has one of the largest populations…

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Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse in the News

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Nursing homes are intended to support and care for our loved ones — but, alarmingly, they can also do the opposite. A recent nursing home abuse case has shocked the state of Kentucky, leading Kentucky’s Attorney General to issue a statement on the pressing issue. Two dependent adults, residents of Somerset’s Oakwood Manor facility, are alleged…

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2nd National Elder Abuse Symposium to be Held in California

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This December, the National Elder Abuse Symposium will take place in Anaheim, California. The conference will teach attendees how to identify, investigate, and prosecute cases involving elder and dependent adult abuse. At Garcia & Artigliere, our role as elder law attorneys involves detailed study and practice in this area. This conference is designed to provide the…

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The Challenge of Elder Abuse Cases in Kentucky

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Elder law attorneys know that elder abuse cases can often be staggeringly complex. For example, Kentucky’s Courier-Journal ran a Preying on Seniors’ series online - one of the stories  highlighted the intricacies of the case of 81-year-old Harriet Robbins. A retired church bookkeeper, Robbins was found in her home in “deplorable condition” — filthy and…

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World Elder Abuse Day 2013 in California

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This June marked the eighth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The program, launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, aims to achieve global recognition for elder abuse which will continue adult protective services efforts. Are you aware that one in ten elderly American adults has received some type of…

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Preventing Nursing Home Abuse in California

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California nursing home abuse has become a prevalent and troubling issue. Seniors are one of the most vulnerable age groups in the state, so it’s vital that their caregivers are well-trained and qualified. Unfortunately, some nursing homes over-work and inadequately train their staff, or provide unsuitable living conditions for residents. So how can you ensure…

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