Month: May 2016

TIPS FOR SENIORS TO AVOID COMMON ELDER FRAUD SCAMS

Despite state legislative efforts, elder fraud and financial exploitation continue to be a common crime and form of elder abuse in Connecticut, New York, and all over the country. One recent U.S. Justice Department report notes that about 60% of elders will become a target of elder abuse by an attempted fraud; and about 15%

STOPPING ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE

Elder financial abuse can take many different forms. It may involve taking money or property, wrongly procuring power of attorney over one’s affairs, or wrongly influencing another to change their will or estate plan. In all cases, elder financial abuse involves one using deceit, coercion, or some kind of scam for personal financial gain. Recognizing

CAREGIVER FATIGUE CAN LEAD TO ELDER ABUSE, FAMILY DISPUTES, PROBATE LITIGATION, OR OTHER ELDER LAW ISSUES

If you’re experiencing physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion following long periods of stress from caring for loved one, you may be suffering from caregiver fatigue or burnout. Caregiver fatigue is sometimes also called “vicarious traumatization.” You may not notice that you’re emotionally fatiguing as a caregiver, as it happens gradually over time. One frequent sign