An unfortunate reality, elder abuse exists, and its sources can be surprising: families, vendors and contractors, and even caregivers. Every senior living provider strives to prevent abuse in its communities. Learn how your company can identify and proactively address differences in culture, backgrounds and attitudes in order to ensure a safe environment for residents. Read recent news stories about public policy, national initiatives, and studies relating to elder abuse below.
Elder Abuse in the News
Communities and advocates for older adults from around the globe participated in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15 to increase awareness of the ...
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity
Many people misunderstand reverse mortgages after viewing advertisements about them, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found after conducting a...
Assisted living communities, residents and their loved ones can learn from a new bulletin on financial planning for the future, especially for older a...
National Center on Elder Abuse is hosting a webinar “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Toward a Global Framework on its 10th Anniversary.
ALFA recently submitted a statement for the record related to a hearing on financial exploitation of seniors before a U.S. Senate committee, outlining...
The Administration for Community Living is seeking to strengthen the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs with a new rule due to prior “significant incon...
Two departments of the Administration on Community Living are working on a project to build a national training, technical assistance, and resource ce...
Declining cognition is associated with a significant decline in financial literacy, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.
It’s now open season for people seeking to switch health coverage plans and that means watch out for scams, says the Federal Trade Commission. The ...
The Administration for Community Living is reorganizing, including expanding the Office of Elder Rights to become the Office of Elder Justice and Adul...
Stories and news about Ebola are omnipresent today and whenever there’s a health scare in the headlines, scammers are sure to follow close behind.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States and while nearly half of domestic violence victims first experience it between the a...
The U.S. Justice Department has published an online resource to report elder abuse, the Elder Justice website.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Protection Bureau is launching in early September a campaign designed to spur older Americans and their social...
In the last fiscal year, the United States Postal Inspection Service obtained more than 400 arrests and 410 convictions nationwide, and most of those ...
The U.S Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General operates a hotline accepting tips and complaints from healthcare profession...
The IRS released a warning this week about phone scams after receiving numerous complaints from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from ind...
Democratic Reps. Gerald Connolly of Virginia and Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania in a recent opinion piece made a push for legislation they introduced...
Anti elder abuse advocates released a new framework this week for addressing challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution.
Ageism, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Policy in the States
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law new measures revising the state’s system for criminal background checks and makes significant changes f...
ALFA will be hosting a webinar this month featuring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to discuss how to protect older Americans from financial ...
Federal, state and local government agencies, private health care and social service providers along with academia all lack basic information about el...
AARP volunteers across the nation are flocking to Capitol Hill this week with a mission to fight ageism and to encourage Congress to pass a bill chang...
There are many faces of elder abuse and ALFA encourages senior living communities to raise even more awareness of this devastating issue throughout Ju...
The Senate Special Committee on Aging took a look at the perils of the precious metals market in a recent hearing, examining how scammers target the n...
The Senate Special Committee on Aging is investigating whether consumers are being misled by deceptive sweepstakes promotions from Publishers Clearing...
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Finance
Many older Americans and their families face a host of new challenges when it comes to finances and aging. Along with opportunities to explore new ...
Elder Abuse, Finance, Human Resources, Partnerships, Risk Management, Senior Living Industry Events, Strategy
The Assisted Living Federation of America is a co-sponsor of the upcoming American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law conference. ...
The Senate Special Committee on Aging has established a new toll-free hotline to assist senior citizens who believe they have been subject to fraud.
A group of federal regulatory bodies has issued a new set of guidelines to help curb financial exploitation of older adults by allowing financial inst...
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QUESTIONS to Ask
Certain situations and signs may indicate it might be time to consider alternative living arrangements. Generally speaking, families and seniors begin to consider alternatives when it becomes difficult for the elderly family member to carry on important activities of daily living without significant support and assistance from others.
Whether your needs are immediate or long-term, planning for senior living can seem daunting. Making the Right Choice Involves asking the right questions. Learn more about what to ask when considering senior living.