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Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take many forms.  It can happen to any elderly person when they have placed their trust with a person or organization and have been harmed.  Harm of the elderly can take several forms.  It may be physical, mental or financial.  Elder abuse can include acts such as:

  • Physical - slapping, hitting, burning, pushing, restraining or giving too much or too little medication or the wrong medication
  • Sexual  - forcing a person to participate in a sexual act
  • Psychological - ignoring, shouting, swearing, blaming, frightening, humiliating a person
  • Neglect - depriving a person of food, shelter, clothing, heat, comfort or proper medication
  • Financial - unauthorized or illegal use of a personís money, property, retirement income or other valuables

Abuse of this nature can come from anyone in a position of trust or authority of an elder person including a neighbor, a volunteer worker, a family member, an organization or a person charged with caring for the individual.

Some legal practices specialize in helping the elderly with wills, trusts, estate and retirement planning and protection from and prosecution of elder abuse.  There are also many organizations available that aid the elderly with such matters.

 

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Sumner Redstone Files 150m Elder Abuse Lawsuit Saying His Exes Scored A 45m P...
Daily Mail Sumner Redstone files 150m elder abuse lawsuit saying his exes scored a 45m payday by using their sexuality to Daily Mail Sumner Redstone is suing his former companions Manuela Herzer and Sydney Holland, claiming he was a victim of elder abuse. The lawsuit, filed by Redstone39s attorney Robert Klieger at the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, on Tuesday, Sumner Redstone Sues Ex Girlfriends Over Accusations Including Elder AbuseNew York Times Sumner Redstone Sues Ex Companions for Elder AbuseVanity Fair Sumner Redstone Sues Two Ex Girlfriends on Elder Abuse ClaimBloomberg Fortune Los Angeles Times all 45 news articles raquo

Local Groups To Hold Elder Abuse Workshop RiverBender.com
RiverBender.com Local groups to hold elder abuse workshop RiverBender.com ALTON The National Council on Aging reports that Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of elderly abuse and very few have been reported to the authorities. The Third Judicial Circuit Family Violence Prevention Council, Oasis

Cole Valley Medical Call Prompts Elder Abuse Investigation Hoodline
Hoodline Cole Valley Medical Call Prompts Elder Abuse Investigation Hoodline Seven people were removed from what appears to have been an unlicensed elder care facility at 1208 Stanyan St. last Friday morning, the Examiner reported. The house, which is licensed with the city as a two family dwelling with no residential care

Elder Abuse Suspicions Shut Down Unauthorized Senior Facility Near Haight SFist
Elder Abuse Suspicions Shut Down Unauthorized Senior Facility Near Haight SFist A routine Friday morning medical call turned into a raid on what authorities suspect was a sham senior care facility in Cole Valley. The Examiner reports that seven senior citizens have been removed from an unlicensed senior care facility at 1208

The Telegraph Area Agencies To Hold Free, Elder Abuse Seminar Alton Telegraph
The Telegraph Area agencies to hold free, elder abuse seminar Alton Telegraph ALTON Area agencies are holding a free conference Friday about the abuse of senior citizens and what the legal system is doing to address the problem. and more raquo

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