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Protect Elders from Financial Exploitation – Salem News 061519

From isolating elders to gain control of their finances to the defiance of federal and state anti-lien statutes to enable state officials to forcibly take elder homes, note these forms of elder financial exploitation in Massachusetts and beyond… https://www.salemnews.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-protect-elders-from-financial-exploitation/article_9f9b1550-f68b-5416-90d9-9a9c1d325cbd.html

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Being aware of elder abuse – Danvers Herald Letter 062116

“Over-medicated elders, through health care proxies, powers of attorney, guardianships and conservatorships, unnecessarily lose their civil rights and then lose their assets and homes. Common exploitation scenarios involve multiple parties and organizations colluding together to target elders, particularly those with … Continue reading

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Scammers take aim at aging population – Bostonglobe.com

Kay Lazar’s article “Scammers Take Aim at Aging Population” explains the lack of training in financial exploitation by Massachusetts Elder Protective Services investigators and the soon-to-be released report by the MA Legislature’s Special Commission investigating Elder Protective Services. The article … Continue reading

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Newburyport Daily News 10/26/13 – Help to stop financial exploitation of elders

Financial exploitation of elders continues to be a serious, unaddressed problem in Massachusetts. More than unauthorized use of a credit card or phone scams, financial exploitation can involve a finely tuned collaboration of multiple parties, targeting specific elders and their … Continue reading

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Guardian abuse of elders in assisted living facilities

An ABC -7 story out of San Francisco, similar to elder abuse cases in Massachusetts and Maine, in which guardians and those with powers of attorney misused their power to isolate the elder in an assisted living facility, controlling visits … Continue reading

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Newburyport News – Not Enough Protection For Elders

MASSACHUSETTS (Newbury), Newbury Port News, May 31, 2013 Not enough protection for elders http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/x2026368267/Not-enough-protection-for-elders Massachusetts Protective Services follows a policy of “self-determination” when investigating abuse complaints. If an elder is “of capacity,” even while being influenced by an abuser, the … Continue reading

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2012

Newburyport Daily News Letter to the Editor World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2012 FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION AND ELDER ABUSE http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/x500779013/Financial-exploitation-and-elder-abuse

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Sally’s Law Victory Video

Download The Brochure: A Guide To Nursing Home Care

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Signing of Sally’s Law

Massachusetts Governor Patrick signs Sally’s Law, July 30, 2010.

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