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What Is Adult Foster Care and How to Spot Elder Abuse

By Andrew Ritholz |

The elderly are some of the most fragile members of our society, and the ones most in need of care. Unfortunately, their vulnerability also makes them prime targets for abuse. Too often, this abuse occurs at the hands of those who are directly responsible for their care. Every year, more than half a million… Read More »

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6 Statistics That Suggest the World Needs More Elder Abuse Attorneys

By Andrew Ritholz |

Elder abuse takes many forms, including financial, physical, and emotional abuse and neglect. We must protect those who suffer from these horrendous and dangerous acts and errors of omissions. In the abstract, nearly everyone agrees with that proposition. Frustratingly, though, few people understand the scope and scale of abuse and neglect perpetrated on our… Read More »

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Worried About Mom? Ask a Prospective Elder Abuse Attorney These Questions

Worried About Mom? Ask an Elder Abuse Attorney These Questions

By Andrew Ritholz |

Elder abuse is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. It entails any sort of neglect, harm, or exploitation of someone over the age of 65 or a dependent adult who cannot adequately care for him or herself. Unfortunately, this abuse affects as many as 1 in 7 senior citizens and dependent adults. It… Read More »

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What Does an Elder Abuse Attorney Help With?

What Does an Elder Abuse Attorney Help With?

By Andrew Ritholz |

The golden years of life should be, well, golden. Unfortunately for some of California’s elder population, this time in their life is marked with mistreatment, abuse, greed and deceit. Whether you are researching for yourself or a loved one, please know this: elder abuse should never be tolerated. There are many legal options out… Read More »

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Craigslist Date Robbery--Elder Abuse to Watch For

Craigslist Date Robbery–Elder Abuse to Watch For

By Andrew Ritholz |

Craigslist is a multi-faceted web site with listings for homes, rental units, rooms, cars, employment and for dating. This site and more traditional dating web sites generally warn users to be aware of whom they are contacting, to take proper precautions when meeting someone and that the site is not liable for any assaults… Read More »

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PROTECTING VULNERABLE ADULTS FROM FINANCIAL ABUSE

Protecting Vulnerable Adults from Financial Abuse

By Andrew Ritholz |

It is no surprise that elder financial abuse is on the rise at an alarming rate when 70% of the nation’s wealth is controlled by persons over 50 years old and Medi-Cal is a $27 billion/year program. The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), supported by the U.S. Administration on Aging, defines elder financial… Read More »

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What is Nursing Home Neglect?

What is Nursing Home Neglect?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Nursing home facilities have proliferated in the past decade as baby boomers enter their senior years. There are over 16,000 nursing homes in the US with approximately 1.5 million residents. The number is expected to rise rapidly in the next decade as boomers turn 85, the age of over 50% of nursing home residents.visualcage.ru… Read More »

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Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation

By Andrew Ritholz |

It is a sad fact that elder fraud and exploitation of our senior citizens is not uncommon and that people posing in various roles, either legitimately or not, have robbed people of their life savings in some cases or their homes through mortgage fraud and other schemes.http://ragrani.ru Older citizens are far more vulnerable to… Read More »

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