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Elder Abuse: Do You Know the Signs?

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Elder abuse can take on many forms, from physical and emotional mistreatment to financial exploitation. Sadly, this despicable crime is more common than we think. I’d like to thank Norma and Toby from Girlfriends With Aging Parents  for allowing me to share a very personal story on this topic .

I hope it underscores the fact that we, as care partners, must be diligent about knowing what signs to look for. It’s one of those things that we tend to think only happens to other people, but the fact is, it can happen to anyone…

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Grabbing the Purse–The Abuse of Dorothy Luck

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Diane Wilson

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Every time I read about another abusive guardianship case, I feel ill. I cannot help but wonder why Americans are not rising up in droves and calling their representatives screaming “Stop! Enough! This is wrong on every level!”  

Mainstream Media refuses to report on this horrific crime. Why? Because the gravy train is so lucrative that no one wants it to stop….too many people are making too much money by stealing other people’s money. In the case of Dorothy Luck, she is NOT incompetent, but the judge declared her as incompetent because she refused to settle in a lawsuit and simply because he could. Dorothy describes the probate court overseen by Tarrant County Judge Steve M. King as a “well-oiled group of people who can’t seem to find a way to make money except to take it away from other people.”

In Nassau County Supreme Court in Mineola, NY, the late Judge Joel Asarch…

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Elder Abuse Investigations

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We hear a lot lately about the “graying of America” as baby boomers move into the role of the elderly population, and with that the increase in elder abuse as older people become more frail, physically and mentally.

Do you have an elderly family member who requires a caregiver?

Between one and two million Americans aged 65 or older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.

Unfortunately at Management Resources we are seeing a growing trend in these types of cases, and have been contracted to investigate allegations of elder abuse.

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Elder Abuse comes in the form of physical, sexual, neglect, health care fraud and financial abuse. We have seen physical abuse escalate to the point where the patient dies at the hands of their caregiver or due to negligence on the part of the facility…

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One Way To Catch Nursing Home Abuse

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One of the most difficult events to catch and then prove is Nursing Home Abuse. But this article describes how it can be done- at least one way- and why you might want to consider doing it yourself.

Elder abuse does not just happen in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. It can happen in a home healthcare situation where a caregiver can abuse the patient too. There is all sorts of documented evidence to support the epidemic of elder abuse against our seniors. Next to babies, they are the most vulnerable of all of our citizens. And they are in the fastest-growing segment of our population.

It has been estimated that as many as one out of every three nursing home patients has been the victim of some type of abuse and it doesn’t have to be physical. The abuse can be mental, verbal or something as simple as…

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Senate Allegations of Gross Mismanagement and Neglect At Veteran’s Affairs Hospitals

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Veteran’s Affairs Hospitals have long been a valuable and helpful resource for our elderly military population. These hospitals routinely provide affordable and extensive medical services to veterans and military families that they would not be able to receive anywhere else. However, one VA hospital in Arizona has recently come under intense scrutiny from the United States Senate, which may result in a nationwide investigation into the management and care at these valuable medical facilities. 

Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are calling for a Senate investigation and hearings into allegations that up to 40 Arizona veterans died while awaiting medical appointments at the Phoenix VA Medical Center.The two senators from Arizona sent a letter Wednesday to leaders of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs requesting a probe into “recent reports of gross mismanagement and neglect” at the Phoenix facility. Last week, Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans…

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