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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

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...
8/26/2014
In the last fiscal year, the United States Postal Inspection Service obtained more than 400 arrests and 410 convictions nationwide, and most of those ...
8/26/2014
The U.S Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General operates a hotline accepting tips and complaints from healthcare profession...
8/13/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity
The IRS released a warning this week about phone scams after receiving numerous complaints from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from ind...
8/5/2014
Democratic Reps. Gerald Connolly of Virginia and Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania in a recent opinion piece made a push for legislation they introduced...
7/9/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
Anti elder abuse advocates released a new framework this week for addressing challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution.
6/11/2014
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...
6/11/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, Webinars
ALFA will be hosting a webinar this month featuring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to discuss how to protect older Americans from financial ...
6/3/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, End of Life
Federal, state and local government agencies, private health care and social service providers along with academia all lack basic information about el...
5/22/2014
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...
5/14/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Core Principles, Elder Abuse
There are many faces of elder abuse and ALFA encourages senior living communities to raise even more awareness of this devastating issue throughout Ju...
5/6/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Hearings
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...
4/22/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Hearings
The Senate Special Committee on Aging is investigating whether consumers are being misled by deceptive sweepstakes promotions from Publishers Clearing...
1/7/2014
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 ...
1/7/2014
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. ...
11/20/2013
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Public Policy
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.



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Justin Worrell, Assisted Living Federation of AmericaJustin Worrell LinkedIn icon
Assistant Director of Government Affairs
703-562-1178
jworrell@alfa.org

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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.

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