We have been keeping track of FinCEN's SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips & Issues virtually from its inception.
In its just issued May 2013 report, FinCEN provides new information regarding two areas of importance:
Nursing home abuse or neglect can be difficult to detect. And while you may have suspicions, you may not know how to go about raising the issue with the staff. Being active and engaged is essential to safeguarding the safety...more
When people advance in age and they encounter the unfortunate reality that they can no longer safely care for themselves without constant help and oversight, they tend to struggle with what they usually know is the necessary...more
The decision to place a loved one in the care of a nursing home is a serious one. It is often the best possible solution for an elderly person and his or her family. Unfortunately, the decision is a difficult one with elder...more
When people grow older and they lose the ability to safely take care of themselves on a day-to-day basis, they will encounter a difficult decision that involves moving into an assisted living facility or hiring a caretaker in...more
About 1.5 million elderly and disabled people live in roughly 17,000 nursing homes in the United States. In September 2012, the National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that...more
New laws require police officials in many capacities to receive additional education. First, The Illinois Police Training Act has been amended this year to include specific education for police trainees to recognize the signs...more
Close to one million people in America live in nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. Most of them are not abused or neglected ¾ but even one victim of nursing home abuse is one too many....more
Earlier we discussed forms of elder abuse. Another form of elder abuse is the dangerous conditions maintained by some caregivers who neglect their responsibilities for keeping seniors and disabled individuals safe. In recent...more
In This Issue:
- Silent Epidemic
- Types of Abuse
- Know the Red Flags
- Excerpt from Learn to Spot the Red Flags of Elder Abuse: Abuse of Elderly a Growing Concern in Aging America:
Right now, millions of...more
Our elders are often afraid, and not always capable of reporting the abuse that they are suffering. While more than 500,000 cases of elder abuse are reported every year in the United States, millions more go unreported....more
The California State Attorney General estimates more than 200,000 senior citizens are victims of elder abuse in our state each year. While elder abuse can be emotional, financial or physical, a recent case highlights the...more
The number of older adults, who are making the decision to stay in their own homes, rather than moving to senior living facilities or in with their children, is increasing. While this allows them autonomy, it also places them...more
An Illinois district court jury in United States v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Inc. recently issued a verdict on February 11, 2013 imposing $28.1 million in civil penalties on the operators of a nursing home. The nursing...more
Elizabeth Kennedy of Greensboro did not have a good 2012. The 86-year-old woman may have been the victim of elder abuse at her nursing home, Maple Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center. Louise Jones, the victim’s daughter,...more
Suspicion that a parent is suffering physical, emotional or financial abuse is heartbreaking. Personal injury attorneys are often called on to respond to concerns from families about abuse of their loved ones — either in...more
Nursing home abuse takes many forms, and can include physical, emotional and financial manifestations. One area where abuse may be hard to detect is in the use of both physical and chemical restraints on nursing home...more
The elderly and the infirm are some of the most vulnerable people in our society because they cannot easily defend themselves. When the elderly are placed in a nursing home, there is a risk that they will be abused. The...more
The Georgia Senate is investigating elder abuse problems. Reports of elder abuse jumped 22% since 2007, according to sources cooperating with the senate. The problem is only expected to get worse as people continue to live...more
Although there is widespread agreement that the victimization of seniors is contemptible behavior, reports of severe nursing home abuse and neglect are common both in California and throughout the country. Nursing home abuse...more
Two Las Cruces, New Mexico women have been charged with criminal neglect after police found their elderly relative trapped in a trailer, with her toes gnawed off by animals.
“[The animals] had completely eaten or removed...more
While the focus of my Nursing Homes Abuse Blog is on nursing home care-- shocking, I know-- today seniors have more options than ever when it comes to selecting a living arrangement for their individual needs and preferences....more
An investigation by the Miami Herald into conditions at dozens of assisted living facilities has prompted a crackdown by Florida’s state regulatory agency, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
People get hurt, become ill or grow old and need help caring for themselves. It happens all the time. Unfortunately, they don't always get the care they need and deserve. When that happens, medical malpractice and other legal...more
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