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Assisted-living facility owner charged with raping 67-year-old woman
"A 72-year-old woman who owned and operated an assisted-living facility out of her Baltimore home is charged with raping a 67-year-old woman in her care, according to court records.
Allegations against Dorothy Ann Brown were reported to police in June, and she was arrested and charged last month, court records show. Five adults in Brown's care at her Central Park Heights home were relocated to other facilities or with their families, Brown's attorney, Richard K. Scott, said Thursday. He said he did not know when the residents were relocated."
Baltimore Sun, February 8, 2019
Is California Failing Its Most Vulnerable Adults?
"As she waited for her meal during a routine trip to a fast-food restaurant in Northern California's Bay Area in July of last year, a woman with a developmental disability was lured away from her adult day care group. The staffer overseeing the group ordered food, but it wasn't until after he ordered that he realized the woman was missing. C1, as she is identified in state investigation records, was found 30 minutes later in the back seat of a car with a registered sex offender who was later charged with sexual battery, according to the investigation report.
Patricia remembers that day. Her daughter, Jackie, attended the same program. When a staff member dropped off Jackie and told Patricia what had happened, Patricia called in a complaint to the agency that referred her to the day program. A few months later, Patricia made another complaint, this time for her own daughter, fearing that she too had experienced sexual abuse at the day care.
At Patricia's request, FiveThirtyEight agreed not to use her and her daughter's real names, both to protect Jackie's privacy and because Patricia is afraid that coming forward might dissuade other programs from admitting Jackie.
Though they are anonymous, they are not alone.
A joint investigation by The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and FiveThirtyEight has found that from 2013 to 2017, there were at least 2,400 reported allegations of abuse and neglect in the more than 4,500 day programs like Jackie's in California."
ABC News, December 11, 2018
Judge says 100-year-old woman whose apartment sale was halted by city is too confused to participate in hearing
"A 100-year-old Upper West Side woman whose apartment sale was blocked after the city insisted she couldn't act for herself had to be removed from a courtroom Monday at a hearing to determine her fate.
Florence Lee was so confused and frail when she was rolled in her wheelchair into Manhattan Supreme Court for her own guardianship proceeding that the judge excused her from attending.
"It is this court's view she cannot meaningfully participate," Justice Laura Visitacion-Lewis said at the outset after conferencing with Lee and her attorney in a back room.
"She did not know she was in court. She could not answer where she was or what the purpose of the proceedings were, or anything of that nature," the judge added.
NY Daily News, September 17, 2018
Judge allows lawsuit against Crow nursing home to proceed
"BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge will allow a woman's lawsuit, which claims that the leaders of the Crow tribe's nursing home conspired to fire her for reporting that a patient had been molested, to proceed.
U.S. District Judge Susan Watters' order on Wednesday denied the Montana tribe-owned Awe Kualawaache Care Center's attempt to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds that the federal court has no jurisdiction over Tammy Wilhite's claims.
Wilhite is a former nurse at the 40-bed nursing home in Crow Agency who was fired on March 29 by the center's board of directors for having a gun in her car, according to the lawsuit.
That was a pretext, wrote Wilhite attorney Michael Eakin.
"The true reason for the discharge was (Wilhite's) report to law enforcement authorities concerning patient abuse," Eakin said in the lawsuit."
AP, July 28, 2018
Elderly with dementia targeted in 'sham marriage' scams
"Conning the elderly for financial gain is nothing new, but a scheme dubbed the "fake love scam" has officials on high alert. Authorities near Chicago say 92-year-old Aloysius Mack lost much of his life savings to a woman who first approached him at a McDonald's and eventually tricked him into marrying her, reports CBS Chicago."
http://www.foxnews.com, November 22, 2016.
Brooklyn nursing aide allegedly beat dementia patient, 82, during bath
" A Brooklyn nursing aide was charged Thursday with endangering a dementia patient after she was caught on camera physically abusing the man during a bath.
Mina Maxine Gayle-Campbell was allegedly seen on surveillance from the Shore View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center splashing water in the 82-year-old resident's face and repeatedly hitting him during the bed bath."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 14, 2015.
Twisted UK caregiver who filmed herself sexually abusing elderly patients gets 10 year jail sentence
" A twisted British caregiver who filmed herself sexually assaulting three vulnerable patients before sending the clips to her boyfriend has been jailed.
Christina Sethi targeted victims suffering from dementia, the oldest of which was 101, believing they would not remember the attacks."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 14, 2015.
Police: Neglected woman, 82, dies after 6 months in chair
"COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)—The caregivers of an 82–year–old woman allowed her to sit in the same chair, not moving for six months, until she died earlier this year in a home that smelled so bad that some of the first firefighters on the scene set up a fan by the door, authorities said."
Associated Press, April 24, 2015.
Malnourished Florida man, 96, said caretaker threatened to feed him dog feces: police
"A severely malnourished 96–year–old man, whose doctor said he resembled a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp, told police the woman in charge of his care withheld food and threatened to feed him dog feces.
The elderly man weighed only 89 pounds when he was admitted to a hospital in Apopka, Fla. Friday because he had trouble making a bowel movement, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
The medical staff and police told the newspaper they were shocked at his 'skin and bones' appearance, which a doctor likened to a prisoner at Auschwitz, police told the newspaper."
Daily News, April 12, 2015.
Queens healthcare worker punched 80–year–old bedridden nursing home resident: officials
"Marie Jeanty, 59, of Far Rockaway was caring for the bedridden senior citizen at the West Lawrence Care Center on Aug. 15, 2014, when the health care worker became enraged at the victim while trying to change her clothes and sheets, the state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office said."
Daily News, April 02, 2015.
Elder abuse, including neglect, on the rise as world's population begins to age
By 2050, seniors will outnumber children for first time in history. Cynthia Thoresen, of Australia, gives a glimpse into how an increasing number of elderly spend their golden years: neglected, injured and alone.
Daily News, December 23, 2013
Family charged with starving grandmother to death
A 72'year'old Florida woman weighed only 59 pounds when she died. Authorities said her daughter and granddaughter plotted to kill her after she let her family members live in her house in 2011.
Daily News, November 09, 2013
Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search of Solutions
Fact sheet from the American Psychological Association.
Stanford Doc and Mother Arraigned
San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 2002
Nursing Home Abuse Unlike OtherCrimes
The Associated Press, March 3, 2002
Nursing-Home Assaults Skyrocket in Mass.
The Boston Herald, March 17, 2002
Elder Abuse is Topic of County Pamphlet
Inland Empire Online, June 17, 2001
Elder Abuse Victims Suffer in Silence
Chicago Sun-Times, December 16, 2001
Little Being Done to Stop Elder Abuse: Experts
Reuters, June 18, 2002
NIJ's primary objectives regarding elder mistreatment are to identify emerging promising practices and evaluate their effectiveness in improving prevention, detection, and intervention efforts.
Facts about Law and the Elderly
A PDF publication from the American Bar Association regarding laws and the elderly.
The Growing Tragedy of Elder Abuse
The Associated Press, March 21, 2001
Jury Awards $1.5M Over Cancer Pain
The Associated Press, June 14, 2001
Many Seniors Get 'Woefully Inadequate' Pain Treatment, Study Says
The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2001
New Laws Designed to Protect Children, Elderly From AbuseThe Telegraph, July 23, 2001
Nurses Jailed For Abusing Pensioners
BBC News, July 26, 2001
Senior Population Expanding And So Is: Elder Abuse
Mount Shasta News, November 7, 2001
She 'Felt Like a Prisoner'
Daily News, June 11, 2001
State's New Abuse Law Nets Conviction
The Clarion-Ledger, November 15, 2001
US Govt. to Make Nursing Home Quality Data Public
Reuters Health, November 20, 2001
Our Aging Population
Report and resources from the National Victims Assistance Academy,U.S. Dept. of Justice.
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Action on Elder Abuse
1268 London Road
London SW16 4ER
Phone: 020 8765 7000
Freephone Helpline in UK: 0808 808 8141
Freephone Helpline in Republic of Ireland: 1 800 940 010
Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is the UK's only national organisation giving help and information to all concerned about the abuse of older people.
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide toll-free service assisting older adults and their caregivers in finding local services. Search by state/zip, or phone.
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
222 College St., Suite 106
MST 3J1 Canada
Phone: 416 978-1716
The INPEA aims to increase society's ability, through international collaboration, to recognise and respond to the mistreatment of older people in whatever setting it occurs. Chapters in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Australia/Oceania.
National Center on Elder Abuse
c/o Center for Community Research and Services
University of Delaware
297 Grant Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-3525
State-by-state laws and resources regarding elder abuse, education, statistics, free newsletter.
National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
1828 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 332-2275
Working to end the abuse of the elderly in nursing homes.
Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 203
Toronto, ON, M4P 1K5
Phone: (416) 916-6728
Victim support line in Toronto: (416) 314-2447
Non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the prevention of elder abuse and neglect.
State Elder Abuse Hotlines
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