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Elder Abuse in the News

Elders Abuse
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

3/17/2016
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The National Center on Elder Abuse has released a brief focusing on information and research findings related to the mistreatment of African American ...
2/24/2016
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
In a review of multiple studies on financial abuse conducted in countries around the world, “it appears that financial abuse is either the most or sec...
2/3/2016
Elder Abuse, Managed Risk
The National Institutes of Health has launched a public health campaign on the link between hypertension and cognitive decline and dementia.
2/1/2016
Tools for prolonging and improving cognitive ability help many senior living residents stay sharp.
1/26/2016
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse
The chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging has issued a statement reminding seniors and their families of persistent scams during tax seaso...
12/9/2015
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which has a mission to protect the investing public against fraud and best practices, has just wrapped up...
12/9/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medication Management
The Senate Special Committee on Aging this week is holding a hearing on the sudden price spikes in off-patent drugs. Witnesses offering their perspect...
11/17/2015
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, Managed Risk
Busy physicians caring for older adults are likely to encounter a victim of some type of elder abuse on a frequent basis, regardless of whether the ph...
11/12/2015
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Medicare
It’s Medicare open enrollment season through December 7 allowing Medicare recipients to comparison shop and change plans, but it’s also a time when sc...
10/28/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medicaid
Criminal enterprises are a pervasive problem in fraud schemes involving home health, durable medical equipment, prescription drugs, transportation and...
10/20/2015
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity
The Administration for Community Living has awarded the first-ever federal grants specifically designated to improve states’ Adult Protective Services...
10/13/2015
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity
The Justice Department and the Corporation for National and Community Service have announced Elder Justice AmeriCorps, a new grant program providing l...
10/6/2015
Ageism, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Memory Care Education
Many holders of long-term care insurance let their policies lapse, even after holding them for years, and a study by the Center for Retirement Researc...
9/9/2015
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Managed Risk
The Internet-security focused (ISC)² Foundation has unveiled a program designed to educate older adults about the importance of cyber security.
8/20/2015
Ageism, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Managed Risk
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to roll out resources to help families and caregivers manage finances of older adults with a new su...
7/7/2015
Elder Abuse, Hearings, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
A top lawmaker on the Senate Special Committee on Aging has launched an examination of products, regulations and retailers in the dietary supplement i...
6/17/2015
Communities and advocates for older adults from around the globe participated in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15 to increase awareness of the ...
6/10/2015
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity
Many people misunderstand reverse mortgages after viewing advertisements about them, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found after conducting a...
6/2/2015
Assisted living communities, residents and their loved ones can learn from a new bulletin on financial planning for the future, especially for older a...
5/20/2015
National Center on Elder Abuse is hosting a webinar “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Toward a Global Framework on its 10th Anniversary.
2/24/2015
Ageism, CEO, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Hearings, Managed Risk
ALFA recently submitted a statement for the record related to a hearing on financial exploitation of seniors before a U.S. Senate committee, outlining...
2/18/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The Administration for Community Living is seeking to strengthen the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs with a new rule due to prior “significant incon...
2/4/2015
Disabilities, Elder Abuse, End of Life, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
Two departments of the Administration on Community Living are working on a project to build a national training, technical assistance, and resource ce...
1/27/2015
Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
Declining cognition is associated with a significant decline in financial literacy, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.
11/18/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Managed Risk
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 ...
10/21/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity
The Administration for Community Living is reorganizing, including expanding the Office of Elder Rights to become the Office of Elder Justice and Adul...
10/15/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Managed Risk
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.
10/8/2014
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States and while nearly half of domestic violence victims first experience it between the a...
9/16/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Health and Wellness, Webinars
The U.S. Justice Department has published an online resource to report elder abuse, the Elder Justice website.
9/2/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse
The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Protection Bureau is launching in early September a campaign designed to spur older Americans and their social...



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jworrell@alfa.org

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