Familiarize Yourself with NJ Adult Protective Services (APS)

APS NJ

http://www.nj.gov/njhealthlink/programdetails/adultprotect.html?pageID=Adult+Protective+Services&file=file:/njhealthlink/programdetails/adultprotect.html&whichView=popUp

“APS  investigates reports of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults living in the community”

Just another resource to have in your corner in case an unthinkable act of elder abuse happens to you or someone you know

Contact number:  609-341-5567

Handling abuse in assisted living facilities

Random Thoughts - larryramirez

Evaluations on elder abuse: It makes good sense to consider exactly what the better agency states approximately different retirement homes and exactly how those different retirement homes treat their residents. The department of examination and appeals is exactly what can wind up regulating different retirement homes in an offered state. The department of examination and appeals can additionally levy fines and record faults that have actually been linked to an assisted living facility. Administrators have to take note of the individuals that theyre hiring. The employment process is something that can make a huge distinction connecting to older abuse.

Elderly residents typically cannot speak for themselves and that is a huge reason why workers of the retirement home should be nice and patient. The managers should conduct thorough background checks in order to make certain that their workers dont have any kind of a previous document that is connected to…

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78 Year old Man calls 911 for his wife with dementia, Police Beat him instead

Disgraceful.

It Has To Change

I know that all police and Law enforcement officers are not like this; However this is a disturbing trend I have been seeing a lot of other stories like this. The point is this needs to stop. There is no sense in this type of treatment toward anyone, much less a 78 year old man trying to help his wife. The the police dept have the audacity to charge him with 3 charges Elder Abuse (seems to me like this should go the other way) Refusing arrest, and assaulting a police officer. There are quite a few police officers who are overstepping their powers and need to be fired or something. This is no way to treat anyone.

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Elder abuse – it even has a name

Michele Davis

Elder Abuse is alive and well.. unfortunately.

It has become such a problem it now has a name?  How did this happen?… That’s a rhetorical question.

I’ve been reading more and more of Actor Mickey Rooney’s struggle and despite his original wealth and celebrity status, he was still just a gentleman, taken advantage of by the people closest to him.  You don’t need to be wealthy or a celebrity to suffer elder abuse.

A particularly interesting article was this one here.  Perhaps it was the video of him at the header that really hit home.  He reminds me of my late grandfather.

In Australia, it’s no different.  People have and sadly continue to abuse the elderly.  Often they use a Power of Attorney appointing them the authority to deal with their elderly family member’s or friend’s affairs.

What’s important to know is that there are avenues to take if…

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Nursing Home Sexual Assaults

Elder Abuse can be sexual abuse, too. This is a terrible, terrible story.

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Here is a story from Australia about Sexual Assaults in nursing homes.

A former nursing home employee in Australia has been charged for allegedly indecently insulting as many as seven elderly women under his supervision. Management became aware of the allegations and fired him on 31 January; police are still investigating.

Nursing home abuse of elders does not just current United States. It happens all over the world. In the United States three states so far have authorized to use spy cameras to keep an eye on parents in nursing homes to help catch and detect elder abuse.

It has been estimated that as many as 60% of all nursing homes have employees with a criminal record.

This fully functional Wall Clock is 13 inches in diameter and has a built-in pin hole spy camera and motion activated DVR. This eliminates the need to sift through hours of empty room…

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Guest Speaker Of Financial Planning Seminar Arrested In Downey

“Certified Financial Advisor”. Please be careful of how you manage your money, especially elder loved ones’ funds.

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Saturday arrested a certified financial advisor in connection with charges of financial abuse of the elderly.

Jose Carbajal was a guest speaker at a financial planning seminar in Downey that had six attendees at the time of his arrest.

He was booked into the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station in lieu of $325,000 bail.

Authorities reportedly identified Carbajal as a suspect after an elderly woman contacted deputies after receiving a hefty tax bill from the IRS back in August of 2013.

“The elderly woman learned from the IRS that the tax bill resulted from a large monetary transfer associated with her investment account, which was managed by Carbajal,” according to a written statement issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Other alleged victims of Carbajal were subsequently identified, according to authorities.

Anyone with more information about this case was asked to call Detective Michael Barlow with…

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