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Category Archive: Elder Abuse

Suing a Nursing Home

The state of nursing homes in California was already suffering before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, with many investigations into abuse complaints lagging far beyond the 180-day timeframe required by state law. California state regulators receive around 10,000 official complaints of nursing home negligence each year. Since the Covid pandemic hit, California received even more complaints, Read More

Study: Brain Changes Could Leave Some Elderly Vulnerable to Financial Scams

Elder financial abuse is a problem that’s getting worse instead of better.  Unfortunately, elder financial abuse will likely continue to get worse as the population of the United States collectively ages.  People from all walks of life have been trying to find ways to bring a stop to this problem before it spirals out of Read More

Survey: Suspicions of Financial Abuse of Elderly Common Among Advisors

Our financial advisors are there to help us grow, manage, maintain and in some cases protect our wealth.  Their job is to maximize our financial stability and to meet our goals.  Increasingly, it seems that some financial advisors are struggling with where to draw the line on involvement with the lives of their clients.  That’s Read More

Study: Elder Financial Abuse Affects Caregivers As Well

The San Diego elder abuse lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys have been working to raise awareness with regards to elder financial abuse for years.  We have described common scams that are used to defraud older people.  We have provided information regarding how people can check on their older loved ones to make sure that they Read More

Elder Abuse Laws and National Senior Independence Month: A Checkup Checklist

February is National Senior Independence Month.  As the population of the United States ages collectively, progressively more people are going to start facing questions with regards to certain aspects of life.  This will be true whether we are getting older ourselves or because loved ones are reaching their Golden Years.  Things that we often took Read More

Retirement Finances and Elder Abuse: Study Identifies Potential Vulnerability

Elder financial abuse is an enormous problem in the United States.  We have focused on the financial elder abuse issue more than once recently. See also; Elder financial abuse prompts FINRA Many people understand that one of the biggest problems regarding financial elder abuse is that it is vastly underreported by victims of it.  Clearly, Read More

Elder Neglect Explained? 5 Sets of Statistics That Provide Context

Elder neglect and abuse is a growing if somewhat overlooked problem in the United States.  The problem is only going to get worse as more people than ever before approach their Golden Years.  Some states appear to be in better positions than others when it comes to elder abuse prevention.  Even hospital emergency rooms appear Read More

Study: Radiologist Training and Identifying Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is an enormous problem in the United States.  We continue to look for new ways to recognize it because a majority of cases are never reported.  The best way to either minimize or even eradicate elder abuse is for more people to become engaged in recognizing its signs.  Some people are looking for Read More

Report: California Ranks Near Bottom in Elder Abuse Protection

The population of the United States is aging rapidly.  As of now, there are more than 43 million people living across the country who are at least 65 years old.  That number is expected to skyrocket to more than 83 million people by the year 2050.  This is largely due to the Baby Boomer generation Read More

Signs of Elder Abuse – Keep An Eye Out This Weekend

Millions of people will be visiting with older relatives this holiday weekend.  Thanksgiving is an opportunity for family members who may not see all that much of each other to get together and enjoy each other’s company.  People who live in nursing homes or who require in-home care often times do not have busy social Read More

San Diego Elder Abuse Alert: Police Looking for Three Suspects in Series of Scams

Scams against the elderly occur constantly.  People who perpetrate these scams tend to be very good at what they do.  This is why everyone needs to be vigilant with regards to scammers targeting older people in whatever way they can.  Many times, one question, one sudden intervention or one statement can bring an end to Read More

Elder Financial Abuse Prompts FINRA to Propose New Protective Regulations

According to many experts, the problem of elder financial abuse in the United States continues to get worse.  Scammers are repeatedly targeting older people.  These scammers spend as much time perfecting their craft as anyone else does working in a legitimate profession.  People who are retired today and living off of those savings started putting Read More

Elder Fraud Alerts – Common Scams Used On the Elderly

Financial elder abuse is an enormous problem in the United States.  It’s only going to get worse as the population of the country ages on a collective level.  There will be more elderly people who others will attempt to scam.  As a result, more people will lose money unnecessarily.  The elder abuse lawyers at Gomez Read More

Elder Abuse Prevention Harmed By Under-Diagnosis in Emergency Rooms: Study

Elder abuse is becoming more and more of a problem in the United States and around the world.  Everyone with an older person in his or her life needs to exercise constant vigilance in order to recognize this situation.  The reason is that it can happen to anyone at any time.  Family members, friends and Read More

Financial Elder Abuse: 10 Common Scams That Prey Upon the Elderly

People who have spent several decades living life as best they could deserve to be cared for properly.  The last thing people in this age group deserve is to be mistreated in any way.  Dignity, safety and good health are things that we all deserve, regardless of age.  Sadly, older people are exploited and mistreated Read More

California Nursing Home Abuse – Shifting Population Heightens Risk

Most of us formulate a certain vision when we think of nursing homes.  We usually envision a facility populated by older people.  It is accurate that the majority of people in nursing homes in California are older.  However, there is a growing population of younger residents who are living in these facilities for different reasons.  Read More

Nursing Home Lawsuits Now Possible Against Facilities Receiving Federal Funding

The nursing home industry is big business in the United States.  According to several estimates, nursing homes and long-term care facilities generate more than $225 billion per year in revenue.  Tens of thousands of licensed facilities of all types exist across the country.  Nearly 1.5 million people live in these facilities.  The average cost for Read More

Nursing Home Abuse Prevalent Between Residents, Study Concludes

Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States live in some sort of assisted living facility.  That number will grow quickly in the coming years as the population of the country ages collectively.  As this occurs, there will likely be more problems that arise that relate to nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect.  Many Read More

California Elder Abuse Overview – Statistics and Warning Signs

California elder abuse is becoming an increasingly more prevalent problem.  California is home to approximately 1,300 licensed, long-term nursing care facilities.  Nearly 350,000 people receive care in these facilities every year.  Estimates indicate that the average cost of a skilled nursing facility is more than $90,000 per year per resident.  In addition, facilities statewide are Read More

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