Browsing All Posts filed under »Crime against the elderly«

Preventing Elder Abuse of Someone You Love – They helped you, now they need your help.

June 18, 2012


Older individuals can be especially vulnerable to financial abuse or exploitation at the hands of others. Individuals with physical or cognitive impairments are at even greater risk. The source of mistreatment may be a stranger or someone an individual trusts — even a family member. As a caregiver, it is important that you are alert to […]

Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse

June 18, 2012


As an older American you are the best and first line of defense against elder abuse in this country.  Don’t shut your eyes to it, it can happen to you, your friends and your family and it ruins lives.  You have saved a life time to be able to care for yourself in old age, […]

U.S. targets financial abuse of elderly – you can help too.

June 16, 2012


If you have an elderly person you care about here is an important point to consider.  This can happen to a loved one and you will not know until it is to late because none of us like to feel humiliated.  One of the best ways to counteract the rip-off artists is to promote frequent […]

CMS Announces Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

May 31, 2012


As pressure mounts CMS (the Center for Medicare and Medicaid  Services) announced a partnership to improve dementia care in the US.  They are partnering with providers, caregivers, patients to ensure appropriate use of antipsychotic medications. They say they want to “ensure appropriate care and use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home patients.”  Their first goal is […]

6 questions to ask before selecting a nursing home

May 20, 2012


This article has a lot of really good info in it and it references a series that I can recommend also from the Boston Globe.  If you are looking into nursing homes you need to read these articles so you are prepared to ask the right questions and know what to look for but remember […]

Disabled veterans in Texas fleeced by VA-appointed money managers – Houston Chronicle

May 20, 2012


I find this disgusting but you be the judge – read on. ________________________________________________________ Already a convicted petty thief, Mildred Fedd had pressing bills to pay: parking tickets, a faulty sewage system, house payments and the impound lot holding her truck hostage. So she turned to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and promised – for […]