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Elder Care Abuse

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse & Neglect

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 13, 2019

Every year an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim may be unable or unwilling to communicate the abuse, the victim may feel ashamed, or […]

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Posted by Lara Vitiello on September 21, 2018

An alleged rape of an 84 year-old grandmother in a St. Louis area nursing home sheds light on the growing problem of elder abuse.  Every year hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported […]

Elder Financial Abuse: Couple Arrested for Forging Checks of Alzheimer’s Patient

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 10, 2017

A recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlights the very real and growing problem of elder financial abuse. A St. Louis couple was arrested for forging checks stolen from an elderly Alzheimer’s patient, who had hired them to do household chores.  It is believed the couple was using the money to feed their heroin addiction.  […]

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 6, 2017

Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Casey Warning Signs of Elder Abuse Every year hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim may be unable […]

Understanding Elder Financial Abuse

Posted by Lara Vitiello on

Legal Blog Post by Partner Matt Casey: Understanding  Elder Financial Abuse Elder financial abuse involving family, caregivers and others in trusted positions swindles $6.67 billion every year from vulnerable seniors. Why are the elderly attractive targets? Persons over the age of 50 control over 70% of the nation’s wealth Many seniors do not realize the […]

Understanding Elder Abuse

Posted by Lara Vitiello on November 6, 2015

Every year hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim may be unable or unwilling to communicate the abuse, the victim may feel ashamed, or […]

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