Elder Abuse on Multiple Fronts

  • 19 June 2019
  • Author: IEP Team
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Elder abuse is a topic that can't be over-discussed. It can happen physically, financially, emotionally, and virtually. Today, Mark Wight discusses our responsibilities to help prevent all types of elder abuse, including what signs to look out for and safeguards to put into...

Idaho Elder Law - Protecting Our Families from Financial Elder Abuse

Idaho Elder Law - Protecting Our Families from Financial Elder Abuse
We’ve all seen the articles and statistics; elder abuse is on the rise in America. In fact, in 2008, there were 21,000 reported cases of elder abuse in nursing homes that were investigated by Long Term Care Ombudsman state programs alone. But there is no single indicator that predicts...

Dementia & Alzheimer's: Protecting Loved Ones From Financial Abuse

  • 8 May 2018
  • Author: IEP Team
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Dementia & Alzheimer's: Protecting Loved Ones From Financial Abuse
Individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s are especially susceptible to scammers and other criminals. On an annual basis, suffering seniors lose approximately $36.5 billion due to financial abuse. Fortunately, there are things one can do to avoid such risks – but first...

Idaho Elder Law - Tough Laws Proposed to Thwart Financial Elder Fraud

“Fraudsters could soon face tougher consequences for elder financial abuse.” Older Americans forfeit approximately $37 billion annually to financial fraud. However, new legislation under consideration in Congress would impose more stringent penalties for these crimes in an effort...

Idaho Elder Law - Should There Be a Registry for Elder Abusers?

“We need all hands on deck working to protect vulnerable seniors.” U.S. Representative Gwen Graham from Tallahassee, Florida, recently announced that she plans to introduce new legislation that would allow states to create a searchable registry of those convicted of elder...
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