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Home care owner convicted of elder abuse and manslaughter

Caring for the elderly is a massive responsibility. While it comes with many rewards, it is not the right career choice for everyone. Perhaps that is why elder abuse occurs in the first place--because the person providing care is not suited to perform the job. Whatever the reason mistreatment happens, elder abuse is an ongoing danger for many older Americans throughout the nation.

Do you know the hidden signs of elder abuse?

Abuse of the elderly is a heinous yet frequently unreported form of mistreatment. Persons over the age of 60 may experience various forms of mistreatment and oftentimes the signs are difficult to spot. As the loved one of an elderly person, you can help to watch for the less-obvious signs of elder abuse or neglect.

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.

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).

Labor Violations in Assisted Living Facilities

When considering assisted living facilities for loved ones, Kathryn Stebner advises families that staff is the key to everything, especially those who are engaging residents in a variety of activities which help to keep them healthy. If you see people sitting in a corner in wheelchairs and no one interacting with them, this is a bad sign.

Kathryn Stebner Supports Attorney General Kamala Harris

Kathryn Stebner supports Attorney General Kamala D. Harris in her August, 2015 involuntary manslaughter charges against Verdugo Valley Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre, LLC, a controversial skilled nursing facility owned by Shlomo Rechnitz, the state's largest nursing home operation. The charges accuse the SNF of failing to provide requisite nursing care to a burn victim resident, leading to his death.

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