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Elder abuse prevention

 
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Report Cites Best And Worst States For Elder Abuse Protections

If you're concerned about elder abuse protections, you probably don't want to live in South Carolina.

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Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Take Time to Remember

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (Friday, June 15) is an appropriate time to remind people of what elder abuse looks like and how they can respond if they see the signs.

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Financial Abuse of Elders Survey Yields Stunning Results

A new Wells Fargo survey finds 66 percent of financial crimes against seniors are committed by those closest to the victims, such as family members, friends, or other trusted persons. Typical forms of fraud include using ATM cards and stealing checks to take money from the victim's accounts. ...

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DoJ Initiative to Ensure Seniors Receive Proper Nursing Care

The Department of Justice is launching 10 regional Elder Justice Task Forces. These teams will bring together federal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement, and agencies that provide services to the elderly, to coordinate and enhance efforts to pursue nursing homes that provide grossly substandard care to their residents.

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