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Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Workers Sentenced For Making Patients Slippery

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

Two nursing home workers accused of rubbing down elderly patients with ointment so they would be "slippery" aren't going to slip out of serving time. ...

Elder Financial Abuse Crimes Spike

Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact

Financial abuse robbed elder Americans of an estimated $2.9 billion last year, up 12 percent from 2008, according to a MetLife Mature Market Institute...

Elder Abuse in America Today

William Mapother | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
William Mapother

Elder abuse occurs in a variety of forms: physical, mental, sexual, financial and neglect. With its focus on youth, consumption and productivity, and living for today, our culture is complicit in this turning away.

Project Finds Abuse, Neglect and Death In Florida Assisted Living: How You Can Help

Posted 07.08.2011 | Impact

"Angel Joglar, 71; killed when left in a bathtub of scalding water." "Gladys Horta, 74 years old; strapped so tightly the restraints ripped into her ...

The Not So Secret War Against the Very Old and the Very Young

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

I am not asking Americans to change -- just get back to who they were -- a people with a deep sense of responsibility towards those who could not care for themselves.

If Mickey Rooney Is An Elder Abuse Victim, Who's Next?

Mark Lachs, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Lachs, M.D.

We've pigeonholed elder abuse as an aging issue -- but it's not. It's a huge issue for all of us who care about the older people in our lives. And it's an issue for anyone hoping to enjoy well-being in old age.

Celebrate the Right to Be Human (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every year, December 10th marks Human Rights Day. In honor of this day I'd like to share a couple of stories with you.

Elder Abuse: How To Protect Your Loved One When Cognitive Problems Arise

Mark Lachs, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Lachs, M.D.

The saddest thing I see in my practice and in the wider world of elder abuse is the older person with modest retirement savings who gets preyed upon, loses everything, and now has nothing left, with no prospect for future income.

Prosecutions of Elder Abuse Cases Decline Under Jerry Brown

Christina Jewett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Christina Jewett

The office of Attorney General Jerry Brown has dismissed an increasing number of criminal cases against defendants suspected of elder abuse, while cutting back on surprise inspections.

Everyday Elder Abuse

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

Tomorrow is World Elder Abuse Prevention Day. It's a day to appreciate that elders in our society endure abusive behavior every day and to consider ho...

Cesar Ulloa, Ex-Nursing Home Worker, Found Guilty Of Torturing Elderly

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A former nursing home worker accused of body-slamming one 78-year-old woman and encouraging wheelchair-confined residents of a pri...

Nursing Home Employee Accused Of BODY-SLAMMING Patients

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A man accused of abusing patients at a pricey Calabasas retirement home jumped on a 78-year-old woman's chest and body-slammed her...

Rape In Chicago Nursing Homes:Violent Sex Crimes Against Elderly Rarely Prosecuted

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Authorities have investigated at least 86 cases of sexual violence against elderly and disabled residents of Chicago nursing homes since July 2007, bu...

Why Healthcare Reform is Good for Older Americans

Kelly Matheson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Matheson

The Elder Justice Act in the health reform bills would finally provide the increased federal resources and leadership to prevent, detect, treat, understand, intervene in and, where appropriate, prosecute elder abuse.

Abuse Lasts Past Mother's Day

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

We need comprehensive elder abuse prevention laws -- using the models of prevention for violence against women and child abuse. It's about time. It's about our mothers.