Category Archives: Elder Rights

Elder Exploitation: Follow The Money

Host Dr. Rachel Geller Ed.D. and guests Attorney Kendra Cooper and Personal Representative Jane Krieger discuss the problem of financial exploitation of elders, citing specific examples and patterns followed by some abusers. With 10,000 residents turning 62 every day nationally, … Continue reading

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Newburyport Daily News 06/15/18 – Keep watchful eye out for elder abuse

Initiated in 2006 by the United Nations, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a good time to focus on financial exploitation of elders at the local, state and federal levels… Pdf: 2018-0615-Keep watchful eye out for elder abuse … Continue reading

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Fighting For Flora – 070117 NH Union Leader Article

No surprises here for anyone who follows how some institutions go after control of elders and their assets. This article describes well the abusive patterns in place and how organizations and parties accomplish them. http://www.unionleader.com/Fighting-for-Flora:-Family,-hospital-battle-over-90-year-old-kept-in-psychiatric-unit-for-20-months

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Danvers Herald Opinion | Massachusetts needs legislation to protect elders from exploitation, abuse

Elder abuse is a national epidemic, affecting elders of all economic strata (ie., socialite Brooke Astor, actor Peter Falk, DJ Casey Kasem) but the majority of victims do not have extreme wealth. They are your neighbors, parents and friends. Through … Continue reading

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“Taking stock of elder abuse” Salem News 6/10/15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2015. While an estimated $2.6 billion a year is lost to financial exploitation, slow progress is being made to protect elders. Reports in October 2014 by Massachusetts Special Commission on Elder Protective … Continue reading

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2015 Maine Attorney General Task Force Final Report on Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

The Maine Attorney General Task Force Final Report on Financial Exploitation of Elderly was released on March 11, 2015. Like the Massachusetts October 23, 2014 Special Commission Report on Elder Protective Services, the Maine Task Force identifies the lack of … Continue reading

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2014 Massachusetts Special Commission Report on Elder Protective Services

The Massachusetts Special Commission Report on Elder Protective Services was finally released October 23, 2014, originally due June 30, 2013. Unlike some states which oversee elder abuse more broadly, Massachusetts Elder Protective Services oversight does not include nursing homes and … Continue reading

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Help protect Massachusetts elders from financial exploitation – Newburyport Daily News 06/20/14

“Financial abuse of elders is a growing problem in Massachusetts. While the public may be familiar with the abuse stories of actor Mickey Rooney, radio personality Casey Kasem and millionaire Brooke Astor, people with less than $500,000 in assets also … Continue reading

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The Costs of Elder Medical Misdiagnoses – Boston.com

Incorrect diagnoses can also cost elders their civil rights and lead to the misuse of Powers of Attorney, Guardianships and the financial exploitation of elders. Misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Costs Man 3 Years – Boston.com http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/08/11/treatment-for-little-known-brain-disorder-can-reverse-symptoms-dementia-gait-and-incontinence/rntRkpbkUlc2L6AEpkXABN/story.html It can take a … Continue reading

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