Elder Care Abuse. Legal news and articles for January 5 - 31, 2013

Riverside Explosives Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Elder AbuseElder abuse, use of shelters risingA Right Way and Wrong Way to Confront Elder Abuse'Genius' alumna advocates for elder-​​abuse reformUnderstanding Medicaid and Long-Term Senior CareElder Abuse Leads To Rise In Seniors Seeking Care At SheltersConsumer Reports on Elder Financial AbuseNew Law Doubles Requirement of Elder Abuse ReportingOklahoma Pushes for Increased Elder Care Safety With Video Monitoring in ...New state law expands reporting of elder abuseNew York Elder Care Facility Sex Offender Law would Require Background ...Required Background Checks On Senior Care Facility WorkersMel Gibson's dad divorced: Hutton Gibson free from Teddy Joye Hicks after ...Protect your parents from financial abuseTedisco, Marchione measure protects senior care facilities by targeting sex ...

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Consumer Reports on Elder Financial Abuse
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)January 19, 2013

Similarly, the availability of certain long-term care facilities may be determined by money. Some homes do not accept Medicaid participants. Long story short: everyone is well served by playing a role in eliminating senior financial abuse. The Consumer ...more »

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Riverside Explosives Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Elder Abuse
CBS LocalJanuary 31, 2013

William Hunziker was charged Thursday with recklessly discharging a firearm, possessing a silencer, misdemeanor elder abuse and several sentence-enhancing allegations of using a weapon during a felony and being a habitual offender. Hunziker, 46, was ...more »

Elder abuse, use of shelters rising
San Mateo Daily JournalJanuary 31, 2013

Recognition of and mechanisms for dealing with elder abuse are many years behind strides that have been made in child abuse awareness and protection, experts say. Getting comprehensive numbers of the abused is complicated, experts say ... “My argument ...more »

A Right Way and Wrong Way to Confront Elder Abuse
ForbesJanuary 30, 2013

There is nothing to be done, APS tells the home care agency, until “something happens.” That is to say, until the son shoots someone. Here is a different way to address elder abuse: New York City responds aggressively to allegations of abuse, using ...more »

'Genius' alumna advocates for elder-​​abuse reform
News@NortheasternJanuary 30, 2013

“Elder abuse topples over otherwise autonomous people's lives,” said Connolly, a 1984 law graduate who in 2011 was awarded a Genius Grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. “The trauma is so depleting that they often don't have the ...more »

Understanding Medicaid and Long-Term Senior Care
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)January 29, 2013

Understanding Medicaid and Long-Term Senior Care. In discussing nursing home neglect and abuse the phrase “profits over people” is often mentioned. This usually refers to cut corners, poor ... Much of the work of elder care advocates and those fighting ...more »

Elder Abuse Leads To Rise In Seniors Seeking Care At Shelters
Huffington PostJanuary 27, 2013

MASON, Ohio -- She raises her hands to her snow-white hair in a gesture of frustrated bewilderment, then slowly lowers them to cover eyes filling with tears. The woman, in her 70s, is trying to explain how she wound up in a shelter that could well be ...more »

Consumer Reports on Elder Financial Abuse
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)January 19, 2013

Similarly, the availability of certain long-term care facilities may be determined by money. Some homes do not accept Medicaid participants. Long story short: everyone is well served by playing a role in eliminating senior financial abuse. The Consumer ...more »

New Law Doubles Requirement of Elder Abuse Reporting
A News CafeJanuary 17, 2013

"Now reports will go directly to law enforcement who can investigate the allegations and, if substantiated, send them to the District Attorney for prosecution." On average, Shasta County APS receives more than 100 reports of elder or dependent care...more »

Oklahoma Pushes for Increased Elder Care Safety With Video Monitoring in ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)January 10, 2013

Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2013 – There is a growing push to install video cameras in nursing homes. The security cameras would be placed to catch incidents of elder care abuse, nursing home neglect and other areas of concern for ...more »

New state law expands reporting of elder abuse
Napa Valley RegisterJanuary 9, 2013

AB 40's key provision effectively doubles the reporting duties of those required by state law to share knowledge of the physical abuse, abandonment, neglect, isolation or financial abuse of residents in long-term care centers. Instead of having the ...more »

New York Elder Care Facility Sex Offender Law would Require Background ...
ESR NEWSJanuary 8, 2013

Proposed legislation in New York for an “Elder Care Facility Sex Offender Law” would require senior care facilities to conduct criminal background checks for all employees using the state's sex offender registry to prevent registered sex offenders from ...more »

Required Background Checks On Senior Care Facility Workers
The InquisitrJanuary 6, 2013

The elderly are especially vulnerable to abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), overseen by the US Administration on Aging, suggests ways of determining if a loved one is suffering abuse under the hands of their care providers. Neglect ...more »

Mel Gibson's dad divorced: Hutton Gibson free from Teddy Joye Hicks after ...
Zap2it.com (blog)January 5, 2013

mel-gibson-dad-divorced-hutton-gibson.jpg Mel Gibson's dad, Hutton Gibson, divorced wife Teddy Joye Hicks after a seven-month separation. The couple was married for 10 years, before Hutton filed for divorce amid claims of elder abuse by Teddy Joye.more »

Protect your parents from financial abuse
Waterloo RecordJanuary 5, 2013

There are no reliable statistics on financial abuse of elders because it is seldom reported to police. But researchers estimate as many as half a million Canadian seniors fall prey to covetous relatives, friends, caregivers or advisers each year. (The ...more »

Tedisco, Marchione measure protects senior care facilities by targeting sex ...
The SaratogianJanuary 5, 2013

Ragone, a maintenance man employed at the elder care facility since 2008, was previously convicted in 1984 of first-degree rape, sodomy and attempted sexual abuse and served 16 years in prison for victimizing a woman in Saratoga County.more »

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