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Intersections Between Elder Financial Exploitation and Other Types of Abuse
 
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JOIN UPCOMING SESSION - On Wednesday, December 18, at 2 pm EST join Gwenytha Parrish and Charity White for a discussion on Coordinating SANEs-SARTs in Indian Country. Submit your questions at http://ovc.nc...
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
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If an elder victim is presented with one type of neglect/abuse how likely is it that other types of abuse is occuring? Is there a standard questionaiire that should be asked? Also will this help to make ...
J Jackson
12/04/2013
arrow icon If you look at APS cases, in about 30% - 40% of the ca...
Shelly
12/04/2013
arrow icon Again, I speak from my personal experience and knowledge bas...
Jeannie
12/04/2013
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Why do you think this type of abuse is downplayed so much? In regards to social media, rarely do you see commercials spreading awareness.
Patrick
12/04/2013
arrow icon Proper training is definitely needed, I also think certain a...
Patrick
12/04/2013
arrow icon Yeah, that is a valid point you make. We have done so with o...
Patrick
12/04/2013
arrow icon You are absolutely right, although there are a number of pos...
Shelly
12/04/2013
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Jeannie
12/04/2013
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In NJ, if one set of family members are claiming that another set of family members are financially exploiting an elderly relative, is APS able to investigate this type of abuse? What are the parameters f...
Kate
12/04/2013
arrow icon I am not familiar with NJ statutes, but APS is very familiar...
Shelly
12/04/2013
arrow icon I can't speak to NJ APS practices, but I can tell you how it...
Jeannie
12/04/2013
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What would you suggest to do if the abuser is a nursing home resident? Both the victim and the abuser have dementia.
Maria
12/04/2013
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Jeannie
12/04/2013
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Jeannie
12/04/2013
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Are you aware of any agencies or on line forums that have support groups for the adult children of foreign lottery victims? I several adult children that are in the process of taking charge of their parent...
Kathy Martinjak
12/04/2013
arrow icon I am not familiar with any such support group, but what a wo...
Shelly
12/04/2013
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Jeannie
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What is the best course of action if I have reported a case of elder financial abuse/exploitation to APS (the patient has complained of never having money for food), but after conducting a home visit, APS ...
Lauren Ryan
12/04/2013
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Shelly
12/04/2013
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Jeannie
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Who should I contact when I suspect that nursing home administrators are covering for neglect and/or abuse on the part of their staff?
Cathy
12/04/2013
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Patrick
12/04/2013
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Jeannie
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Practitioners are often reminded that older adults may be less likely to report because talking about anything having to do with sex is sometimes uncomfortable for them. Unfortunately, there is not often a...
Sam
12/04/2013
arrow icon I would encourage you to contact Sue Hall Dreher, Sexual Ass...
Shelly
12/04/2013
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Jeannie
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Who are the most likely criminals committing these type of crimes?
Emir
12/04/2013
arrow icon Perpetrators of financial exploitation include both family a...
Shelly
12/04/2013
arrow icon I read a daunting statistic that in over 2/3 of substantiate...
Jeannie
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What do you do if you suspect elder abuse by nonfamily caregivers? Who and what do you report to make sure an investigation is opened?
Mario
12/04/2013
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Shelly
12/04/2013
arrow icon If you suspect elder abuse, please report it immediately. Ca...
Jeannie
12/04/2013
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In your work under the NIJ grant have you become aware of any state APS agency protocols and/or policies on how to handle victims who are educated about a scam (e.g. lottery scams) yet continue to send mon...
Stephani Morris
12/04/2013
arrow icon financial fraud. In the United Kingdom, seven subpopulation...
Shelly
12/04/2013
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Shelly
12/04/2013
arrow icon In my experience, APS would only intervene if a senior was d...
Jeannie
12/04/2013
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Intervention for senior victims is difficult in cases where the seniors do not believe they are victims. Example: family member is residing with the senior and draining all the funds - no signs of physica...
Jackie Buckley
12/04/2013
arrow icon Are there any state or national thinking tanks trying to add...
Jackie Buckley
12/04/2013
arrow icon I have the same concern. The only way to determine whether ...
Shelly
12/04/2013
arrow icon My concern is specifically for those seniors with mild cogni...
Jackie Buckley
12/04/2013
arrow icon You are right, and these scenarios are so common. We have t...
Shelly
12/04/2013
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Jeannie
12/04/2013
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What is the best way to handle a case when you have a victim that is covering for their abuser due to the fear of being removed from their home and being placed in a nursing home if the authorities become ...
Lori Jones
12/04/2013
arrow icon You are describing a common situation. The first thing to d...
Shelly
12/04/2013
arrow icon An ECO (Emergency Custody Order) can be obtained from a magi...
Jeannie
12/04/2013
arrow icon My best advice would be to quickly coordinate efforts for a ...
Jeannie
12/04/2013
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12/04/2013
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