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Webinar: Let’s Get Grandpa’s House Back!

On January 21st, the National Consumer Law Center hosted a webinar about legal remedies to financial exploitation of property entitled Let’s Get Grandpa’s House Back! Presenters included: David Godfrey, Senior Attorney at the ABA Commission on Law & Aging; Lori Stiegel, Senior Attorney at the ABA Commission on Law & Aging; and, Denis Culley, Staff Attorney at Maine’s Read More…

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Update: Capturing Elder Abuse Data

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc and CERA Project Specialist In the December 2014 Legal Hotline Connection, I highlighted efforts to capture and report elder abuse cases. Since the article appeared, capturing and reporting data related to abuse and exploitation of seniors have become increasing important for senior hotlines.  Senior hotlines have, since Read More…

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Webinar: Recognizing and Remedying Elder Financial Abuse in Medicaid Denials

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc., and CERA Project Specialist Financial exploitation problems are some of the most vexing issues facing senior legal hotlines. Worse, how to help a senior who has been victimized twice?  First, the senior was financially exploited. Now, the senior is in a nursing home and needs Read More…

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FCC Proposed Ruling Protects Older Adults and other Consumers from Unwanted Telemarketing, Robocalls and Texts to Cell Phones

Via the National Consumer Law Center: Unwanted calls and texts are the number one consumer complaint to the FCC. Home-bound elders are particularly vulnerable to aggressive telemarking scams and incessant robocalls. Despite intense pressure from industry, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to take action to maintain and advance consumer protections against unwanted robocalls, text Read More…

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Identifying Exploitation Issues on a Senior Hotline Call

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc and CERA Project Specialist As explained by Tom Bedall in a prior article in the Legal Hotline Connection (see Capturing Senior Legal Hotline Elder Abuse Data, December, 2013, December 2013 Legal Hotline Connection), at Pro Seniors (the statewide senior legal hotline for Ohio), we use dropdowns Read More…

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Capturing Senior Legal Hotline Elder Abuse Data

by Tom Bedall Domestic and financial abuse data had been captured by Pro Seniors’ Senior Legal Hotline ever since its inception in 1990.  However, the expanded scope of elder abuse data collection requested for 2010 by the Senior Legal Helplines/Hotlines’ Report to the AoA required us to take a much more systemic approach to gathering Read More…