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San Francisco Elder Law Blog

Could radiologists help diagnose physical elder abuse?

Detecting physical elder abuse may seem straightforward, but most cases go unreported as elderly victims are oftentimes afraid, embarrassed or unable to speak up.

A recent article published to the Journal of the American College of Radiology maps out the possibility of radiologists learning to identify the signs of elder abuse.

Lawsuit Alleges Oakmont Senior Living Abandoned Elders During the Sonoma County Wildfires

Stebner and Associates filed a lawsuit on behalf of four senior citizens accusing Oakmont Senior Living of failing to safely evacuate them from Villa Capri, an assisted living facility that burned to the ground during the massive wildfires on October 9, 2017.

TIME SENSITIVE - ELDER ABUSE PROTECTIONS BEING GUTTED - PLEASE CALL YOUR CONGRESSPERSON AND SENATOR TODAY!

H.R. 1215 will be discussed in the federal House of Representatives June 28 and 29, 2017! Hidden within H.R. 1215 is language that will gut elder abuse protections in California and across the United States. Although the House vote on the bill had previously been delayed, it is back with a vengeance. You can read H.R. 1215 at www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1215/text.

Elder Abuse Protections Will Be Gutted By H.R. 1215 - CALL YOUR CONGRESSPERSON!

A very important California law designed to protect vulnerable elders and disabled adults is silently coming under attack by a proposed Federal bill (H.R. 1215), and no one knows.

Elder Abuse Protections Will Be Gutted By H.R. 1215 - CALL YOUR CONGRESSPERSON!

A very important California law designed to protect vulnerable elders and disabled adults is silently coming under attack by a proposed Federal bill (H.R. 1215), and no one knows.

Scam Phone Financial Abuse Network Indicted

A common financial abuse scam against the elderly is a call from someone allegedly representing the IRS demanding tax payments with threats of penalties. These calls often are received late at night and can be very confusing to anyone, but particularly disturbing to an elder living alone. The elderly are reticent to report if they are the victim of a phone scam. (see: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/consumer-protection/preventing-elder-abuse/index.htm).

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