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Talking With Your Elderly Parents About Financial Scams

Older people have a number of traits that make them both appealing, and vulnerable, to scammers. They have often accumulated a nest egg for their golden years. They are caring and generous, especially to their loved ones. They may not be tech-savvy.… Read More
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Physical Abuse of Elders

Physical abuse is the intentional use of physical force to cause pain, illness, injury, distress, functional impairment, or death. While no one should be subject to abuse, physical elder abuse is especially disturbing. Many older people are frail or… Read More
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What is the Financial Exploitation Prevention Act of Michigan?

Financial exploitation of vulnerable adults has always been a problem, in Michigan and elsewhere. Older adults may have considerable savings, and may be frail, isolated, or lonely, making them easy prey for the unscrupulous. In recent decades, the in… Read More
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Watch Out For These Four Coronavirus Scams Aimed at Seniors!

During any public crisis, there are always bad actors who come out of the woodwork with scams designed to take advantage of people’s confusion or fear. The current coronavirus pandemic is no exception, unfortunately. Older people are, in general, a… Read More
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The Top Ten Scams Targeting Seniors in 2019

Older adults have always been a popular target for con artists and scammers. They tend to be well-mannered, hesitant to shut the door in someone’s face or hang up the phone on a persistent caller. And there is a reason that those trying to part sen… Read More
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Understanding the New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

When older adults enter nursing homes and long-term care facilities, they shouldn’t have to check their safety, dignity, and control over their lives at the door. New federal rules are being rolled out to assure nursing home residents have more… Read More
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What is Predatory Marriage Phenomenon?

Picture this: an elderly man lives alone. He needs assistance, but his adult children are too far away or too busy to care for him. He hires a caregiver, a much younger woman. She is kind and attentive, never too busy to listen to him. In turn, he ma… Read More
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Top Financial Scams Against Seniors (and How to Fight Back)

Older Americans often to have two things in common: a lifetime of careful savings under their belt, and a desire to do the right thing. Unfortunately, those two admirable traits can also make them vulnerable to scammers. Below are some of the top fin… Read More
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Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Elderly people, especially those in need of regular care, have always been vulnerable to abuse. In the difficult economic climate of the past several years, that has increasingly included financial abuse. Unlike physical abuse, in which bruises or br… Read More
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Report Reveals Thefts from Nursing Home Trust Funds

An investigative report has found that many nursing homes are mishandling resident’s funds. USA Today found 1,500 cases where nursing homes were cited by state and federal regulators for mishandling funds held in resident trust accounts or failing… Read More
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