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Elder Abuse

Holiday Season Brings Increase in Phone Scams Targeting Seniors

Published December 21, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
Holiday Season Brings Increase in Phone Scams Targeting Seniors

When the holiday decorations go up, so do the number of phone calls to the elderly. This is when scammers work to gain access to their bank accounts, credit cards and other financial assets. According to a survey from the…

Progressive Approach to Elder Abuse Uses App to Help Protect Seniors

Published November 25, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

A new app will allow those who work with the elderly in Erie County, New York to report concerns about abuse and upload documents and photos. Designed for service providers and advocates for seniors, the Legal Risk Detector app has…

Elder Abuse Legislation Headed to President’s Desk

Published October 30, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is hoping that legislation boosting both enforcement and penalties for those who target seniors will become law as soon as possible. The proposed law would also improve how enforcement is coordinated between the Justice Department and…

Emergency Room Teams Now Part of the Battle against Elder Abuse

Published September 29, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

For older patients, the emotional and physical impact of abuse often leads to premature death. Doctors, nurses and others in the ER are on the front lines and could make a difference in identifying elder abuse. Sadly, many of the…

New Jersey Enacts Law That Increases Abuse Reporting Requirements, Shrinks Fines for Failing to Report

Published September 13, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

With the maximum penalty for failing to report abuse reduced from $5,000 to $500, some claim that Peggy’s Law simply aligns state law with federal regulations. An article from McKnight’s Senior Living, “NJ law increases requirements, decreases some fines in…

Minnesota Legislature Asked to Review Elder Abuse Secrecy Law, Says Minnesota Governor

Published September 12, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

It’s one thing to protect whistleblowers, but preventing families from getting all of the details, if loved ones have been abused or neglected, just doesn’t sit right with governor. A recent report from KARE 11 TV, “Governor wants review of…

Long Term Care Settings the Focus of New Law in Oregon

Published August 22, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

The State Department of Human Services says that the new law will provide a comprehensive approach to improving both safety and quality of care in long-term care settings. With the passage of House Bill 3359, Oregon legislators are putting changes…

Practical Legislation Addresses Elder Abuse Issues in New York State

Published August 19, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

A number of important bills were passed at the end of the legislative session, including some surprisingly common-sense solutions to estate planning and elder abuse problems. Among a number of new laws recently passed in New York State are several…

Burden of Elder Care Eased in Hawaii with Passage of Kupuna Caregivers Act

Published August 9, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

Family caregivers who are helping their elders, will now receive financial assistance for associated costs from the state of Hawaii. It is a nod to a tradition that will be gratefully appreciated. The Kupuna Caregivers Act, signed into law by…

What to do When Family Members are the Abusers

Published August 3, 2017 by Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC

Financial elder abuse is more likely to come from family members or caregivers than a scammer who promises to deliver millions. The latter is more dramatic, but the family or caregivers are just as harmful. An all-too-common situation of one…

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