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Elder Abuse

Virginia County Stepping Up Fight Against Elder Abuse
  • Published: July 24, 2018

The National Council on Aging found that one in 10 Americans over the age of 60 has experienced some type of elder abuse. One southwest Virginia community has placed a new emphasis on seeking justice for those victims. Wise County, Virginia’s MDT which stands for “multi-disciplinary team,” recently gathered for the very first time.’s recent article, “Fighting elder abuse with collaboration,…Read More

elderly woman around cake
  • Published: July 16, 2018

An effective way to safeguard your retirement savings from the high price of assisted living, in-home care or the cost of a stay in a nursing home is a long-term-care insurance policy. However, recent premium hikes have many baby boomers concerned that this type of coverage is no longer affordable. Kiplinger’s recent story, “The Long-Term-Care Insurance Dilemma,” reports that the median cost of…Read More

Elder Abuse Alleged Against Spiderman Creator’s Caregiver
  • Published: July 12, 2018

A temporary restraining order has been issued against Stan Lee's caregiver, because of allegations of elder abuse, as Sky News reports in the article, “Stan Lee's caregiver handed restraining order over 'elder abuse'.” A lawyer for Stan Lee, the creator of many of the most successful Marvel Comics, says his caregiver Keya Morgan "inserted himself into Mr. Lee's life" following the death of…Read More

Don’t Make These Common Estate Planning Mistakes
  • Published: July 3, 2018

Poor estate documents can result in people unintentionally cutting loved ones out of inheritances, paying monstrous tax bills and unnecessarily burdening loved ones with expensive, confusing legal battles. Kiplinger’s “10 Surprisingly Common Estate Planning Mistakes” gives us some no-no’s. Some you can probably guess, but others you’ve probably never heard of. Beneficiary boo-boos. Failing to name a contingent beneficiary on retirement accounts and…Read More

The DJ Casey Kasem’s Daughter Speaks On Elder Abuse Awareness
  • Published: June 22, 2018

Kerri Kasem, the daughter of late Top 40 DJ Casey Kasem, recently visited the Waynesboro, VA area to speak on elder abuse. She spoke at the Seventh Annual Training of the Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse. The News Virginian reported in its story, “Kasem speaks against elder abuse,” that Kasem presented: “Isolated: How Casey Kasem’s Family fought, changed the law, and survived.”…Read More

A Lack Of Planning Makes For An Easier Target For Elder Fraud
  • Published: June 12, 2018

Just 40% of Americans 60 years old and older have documents in place to plan for their finances and health care, if something were to happen to them. CNBC’s recent article, “These costly estate planning mistakes can be fixed,” says that, when it comes to planning for your estate, the odds are you haven't made all the provisions you should. A new Wells…Read More

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Proposes Guardian Background Check Law To Safeguard The Elderly
  • Published: May 14, 2018

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require background checks on those selected for appointment as guardians for the incapacitated. The Reading Eagle reports in a recent article, “Bill would require background checks for guardianship,”that Pennsylvania State Representative Mark Gillen is seeking co-sponsors for the bill, after he read about aReading Eagle investigation that found courts in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties appointed…Read More

  • Published: May 9, 2018

A North Carolina judge sentenced 41-year-old Charlinette Detmers to four years’ probation and ordered her to pay $30,000 in restitution. Wealth Advisor’s recent article, “Lover stole nearly $1M from her late husband’s estate on Lake Norman,” explains that court records identify the victim of her embezzlement as her son, Tols Detmers, who was 19 years old when he sued his mom and her…Read More

Vigilance Can Thwart Elder Abuse in Your Family
  • Published: May 4, 2018

Many of the most egregious crimes against seniors are unreported, and many of them are committed by family members. Forbes’s recent article, “5 Ways To Spot And Stop Elder Financial Abuse,” quotes NASAA President and Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph Borg, who explained that "A guardian is a person or entity appointed by a court to exercise some or all authority over a…Read More

How Do Annuities Work With Medicaid Eligibility?
  • Published: May 3, 2018

The Illinois Department of Human Services has 90 days from when basic Medicaid recipients apply, to determine if they are eligible for long-term Medicaid. If not, they’ll be automatically eligible for the long-term benefits, according to a recent ruling from a federal judge. The Cook County Record’s recent article, “Judge orders IL state agencies to move quicker on applications for long-term Medicaid benefits,” said…Read More

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