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Risk Factors that Increase the Likelihood of Elder Abuse

By |2020-02-12T07:05:20-08:00February 11th, 2020|

Elder abuse happens when an older individual is harmed or distressed in any way by a person they should reasonably expect to trust. It may include physical, emotional, mental, or sexual abuse, as well as neglect, abandonment, and exploitation. Family members, friends, caretakers, or other professionals may perpetrate the abuse. Whether it’s a one-time or

3 Tips for Preventing Elder Abuse in Assisted Living Homes

By |2020-01-13T12:11:37-08:00January 15th, 2020|

Assisted living centers can provide much-needed relief for family caregivers. Sometimes it makes sense to move a loved one to an assisted living home because the family simply can’t provide the required level of care.  When this decision is made, it is imperative that families vet and select the right team to care for their

Year-End Strategies for Protecting Against Financial Scams

By |2019-12-19T19:16:15-08:00December 16th, 2019|

This time of year especially, thieves and con artists scheme to trick people of all ages into sending money or personal information. Using modern technology and old fashioned deceit, these swindlers often succeed.  Luckily, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones against these scams. Stay Aware and Informed Educate

3 Tips for Preventing Elder Abuse During the Holiday Season

By |2019-12-11T08:09:39-08:00December 9th, 2019|

With the holidays upon us, many people will gather with families to celebrate. Visiting with aging parents or grandparents can be a good way to connect and create memories. If your aging relatives live in an assisted living center or have an in-home caregiver, a holiday visit also provides an opportunity to watch for any

Protecting Your Loved Ones from Loneliness During the Holidays

By |2019-11-13T08:31:05-08:00November 13th, 2019|

The holidays can be an exciting time of year, filled with fun gatherings with friends and family. But many seniors find that the holidays can be challenging. This is especially true when they live alone and without family nearby. Loneliness often sets in when people don’t have meaningful connections. And the holiday season only compounds

Home or Care Facility: Where is the Highest Risk of Elder Abuse?

By |2019-10-16T08:27:47-07:00October 16th, 2019|

Elder abuse is a complicated problem with many misconceptions. People often think of elder abuse as something that mainly happens to older people living their final years in nursing homes and retirement care centers.  However, the neglect and abuse of seniors most often occurs at home. While abuse certainly does take place in nursing homes

How Can We Stop the Exploitation of Vulnerable Seniors and Investors?

By |2019-10-14T16:40:01-07:00October 9th, 2019|

According to American Family Physician, each year millions of senior Americans 65 and older are exploited or financially injured by someone they depend on for protection and care. And the problem is rising. The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that for each case of senior abuse reported, approximately 23 cases go unreported. A Met Life