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  • AMAC: Homelessness Among Senior Citizens is a Form of “Elder Abuse”

    12/02/2017 8:23:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 30, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    Too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help. WASHINGTON, DC – Here’s a startling statistic from the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]: “the homeless population is aging faster than the general population in the United States.” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], calls it “a shameless embarrassment in a country with a tradition of helping the needy. Growing old is a condition we all have to live with. But too many of America’s elderly are aging on the streets. They need our help.” Weber points out that...
  • With Age Comes New Vulnerabilities That Can Make Any of Us Susceptible to Elder Abuse

    08/19/2017 10:51:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | August 17, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    ‘It is no longer unusual for us to live to be as old as 80, 90 and 100 years or more’WASHINGTON, DC – Reports of physical and financial abuse of the elderly are on the rise throughout the country. It’s a crime that, experts say, is largely under-reported. But, a new light needs to be shed on this dirty little secret, says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].“Older Americans are easy targets in most cases. Many of them depend on caregivers for survival and that makes them beholden and vulnerable. It also can make them...
  • Help STOP Elder Abuse – An AMAC Call to Action

    06/10/2017 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | June 6, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Norma Evanston is an 88-year old widow who had remained healthy until two years ago, when she suffered a fall. Since her children live out of state, the family made several long-distance calls and ultimately, hired a local caregiver. However, several months later, after a concerning phone call, the family realized that the caregiver was not providing the professional care they expected. Despite the fact that the caregiver was hired from a “reputable” company, Norma’s doctor reported that Norma had suspicious bedsores and had missed a scheduled appointment. Fortunately, the family was able to make alternate arrangements to ensure that...
  • Video shows deputies forcibly removing elderly woman from train station seat

    05/19/2017 5:26:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | May 19, 2017 | cbs
    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are being criticized for the way they treated an elderly woman who refused to leave a reserved seating area in a train station in downtown Los Angeles. CBS Los Angeles reports sheriff's deputies forcibly removed the 76-year-old woman from her seat in Union Station. Her friend, who only wishes to be identified as Tina, captured the disturbing incident on video. In the clip, the woman is heard repeatedly saying, "You are hurting me," as two sheriff's deputies place her in handcuffs.
  • Elder Financial Abuse is on the Rise, says AMAC

    03/18/2017 11:55:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | March 16, 2017 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC, Mar 17 – Incidents of elder abuse are increasing at an alarming rate across the nation, according to the U.S. Justice Department and other authoritative private and public agencies.Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, says the financial exploitation of seniors is a “particularly insidious form of senior abuse but that victims seem loathe to report such crimes. Perhaps it is because the perpetrators can often be their caregivers, including family members. In fact, while one in 20 seniors reports being a victim of crime to the authorities, there is significant evidence that many more...
  • Police search for caretaker accused of beating elderly patient

    01/24/2017 12:22:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    click2houton ^ | January 24, 2017 | staff
    HOUSTON - Memorial Village Police officers need help finding a caretaker who they say was caught on camera hitting her elderly patient in the head. Police said the home care provider, Brenda Floyd, is wanted for assault on an elderly/disabled person. Floyd was assisting an elderly patient her home in the 800 block of Oak Valley Drive when the incident happened, officers say. The elderly victim who is seen using a walker in the video was feeding her dog human food, which upset her caretaker, police say.
  • Who Doesn’t Love This Picture of Michelle Obama Hugging George W. Bush?

    09/24/2016 2:03:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/24/2016 | Tommy Christopher
    Former President George W. Bush was one of the featured speakers at Saturday’s opening of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, but it’s not his speech that’s getting all the attention. A picture taken by former White House photographer David Hume Kennerly, and featuring a content-looking Dubya being embraced by First Lady Michelle Obama, has bee getting quite a reaction on social media:
  • Navy vet, 81, held hostage by force for pension checks by addict

    07/21/2016 2:34:45 PM PDT · by HollyB · 8 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | Khaleda Rahman
    Navy veteran, 81, was held hostage in New York motel room for four years by drug addict who stole his pension checks - despite police station being right next door.
  • Two ResCare Employees Charged With Abuse of Incapacitated Adult

    07/04/2015 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | Jul 03, 2015 | By Melissa Murray, Marion & Taylor County Reporter
    FAIRMONT - Two caregivers are charged with abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult after Fairmont police said they sprayed a man with a water hose. Court documents said Melissa Shonce, 33, and Courtney Mundell, 21, were trying to get a man to come inside the ResCare facility on Mary Lou Retton Drive on June 10. When he did not, officers said the women sprayed the man with the water hose. Police said an officer received a complaint from a ResCare director.
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/15/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Wildcat Stevens · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • Missing California woman found in Maine shack after it’s suspected she was swindled out of home

    10/13/2014 3:22:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10-12-14 | Nina Golgowski
    Sarah Cheiker disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89 and was found in 2012, taken away by a family after they sold her house and spent the money, say authorities. Three people have since been arrested on felony charges of endangering the welfare of a dependent person. An elderly Los Angeles woman reported missing four years ago was found in a desolate shack in Maine after she was allegedly swindled out of her home and dumped there by a trio of thieves, it was reported this week. Sarah Cheiker, who disappeared in 2008 at the age of 89, was...
  • Two teenage nursing assistants 'filmed themselves laughing as they beat up.....

    03/15/2014 3:18:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    FULL TITLE: Two teenage nursing assistants 'filmed themselves laughing as they beat up 98-year-old woman in care home they worked at' Two teenage girls have been charged with abuse after filming themselves laughing as they hit an elderly resident at the Illinois care home they worked in. Chemyra Barnett and Jacqueline Santos, who are both 18, were charged with aggravated battery of a person over 60, and unlawful videotaping in court on Friday. The teenagers have also been banned from the Rosewood Care Center, where they were alleged to have hit a 98-year-old woman.
  • Jacquetta Simmons takes the stand, (punched Walmart cashier)

    08/24/2012 8:24:56 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 31 replies
    The Batavian ^ | August 24, 2012 - 12:18am | Howard Owens
    For the first time in public, Jacquetta Simmons told her side of the story today, and in front of the one audience who's opinion of the events Dec. 24 at Walmart really matter: A jury of 12 Genesee County resident who tomorrow must decide whether a 26-year-old Simmons intentionally punched 70-year-old Grace Suozzi. Simmons, now 27, said she had no idea she even hit Suozzi until hours later. She said she was horrified to learn she had injured Suozzi and it's been a painful realization ever since. "I feel horrible about it," Simmons said during her only tearful moment on...
  • Caretaker held after man, 101, left in car in Clovis (WalMart parking lot)

    08/06/2012 2:55:58 PM PDT · by rawhide · 9 replies ^ | 8-6-12 | BoNhia Lee
    A 46-year-old woman was arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of elder abuse after leaving a 101-year-old man in a car in front of the Walmart on West Shaw Avenue in Clovis, police said. Clovis police received a call just after 3 p.m. from someone concerned about an elderly man sitting in a vehicle in front of the store. When officers arrived, they found the 101-year-old man who appeared to be in distress from the heat. The man was at the store with a woman he called his granddaughter, but police determined the woman was his caretaker. The woman did not...
  • IRS targets, slaps liens on Rep. Daphne Campbell

    07/28/2012 1:44:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 27, 2012 | Michael Sallah and Marc Caputo
    Already facing a Florida Medicaid fraud probe, state Rep. Daphne Campbell is being investigated by federal agents who are tracing hundreds of thousands of dollars through bank accounts tied to a web of family healthcare businesses, The Miami Herald has learned. The Internal Revenue Service has slapped $145,000 worth of liens on the lawmaker and her husband, Hubert Campbell. IRS agents have received dozens of documents from former business associates who say the Campbells scammed them. And an investigator called Campbell’s legislative aide to question her about her boss. The allegations, following years of legal troubles for Campbell and...
  • Northeast Philly Man Starves Elderly Father to Death: Cops

    03/17/2012 9:03:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 3/18/2012 | NBC10
    A Northeast Philadelphia man was charged with the murder of his 82-year-old father and the severe neglect his mother by starvation, according to police. Thomas Hauck, 57, of 3419 Kirkwood Road in Torresdale, was charged with third degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, felony theft and abuse of a corpse in the death of his father, according to authorities. Police say that paramedics found 82-year-old Leonard Hauck dead in the basement of the Northeast Philadelphia home. Police said it was Hauck's wife who notified authorities. The medical examiner determined on Feb. 27 that the elderly man died of dehydration and malnutrition. Police...
  • Police: 2 Georgia Caregivers Waterboard 89-Year-Old Woman

    JONESBORO, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – Police charge two caregivers at a Jonesboro facility with waterboarding an 89-year-old woman. Clayton County police said Jermeller Steed and Cicely Reed held down Anna Foley after an argument that started over ice cream. They’re said to have allegedly held down Foley in a locked shower room, flooding her face with the hand-hold shower nozzle in 2008. According to WGCL-TV, Foley was undergoing treatment at the facility for dementia. A co-worker witnessed the event and blew the whistle. The technique slowly drowns subjects by blocking the air passages with flowing water while the subject is...
  • Legalizing assisted suicide ‘a recipe for elder abuse,’ say protesters

    11/15/2011 4:26:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    The Province ^ | 11/14/11 | Sean Sullivan
    Protesters opposed to changes in Canada’s suicide law gathered in front of the Vancouver Law Courts Monday morning, warning that legalizing assisted suicide would open the floodgates for elder abuse.A court challenge launched in B.C. Supreme Court has the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Gloria Taylor, a 63-year-old woman suffering from ALS, challenging Canada’s laws that forbid doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill.Opponents, however, argue that physician-assisted suicides will see the medical system steer patients toward suicide and allow greedy children intent on inheriting their parents wealth will force them into choosing death.“In the messy real world that I work...
  • Second Teen Pleads Guilty in Home Invasion That Left Elderly Woman Badly Beaten (Scumbag Alert)

    05/17/2011 10:09:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    A teenager from Kanawha County has admitted to beating and robbing an elderly woman. UPDATE 5/16/11 @ 11:30 a.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A teenager from Kanawha County has admitted to beating and robbing an elderly woman. Shane Peck pleaded guilty Monday to robbery and assault. Click here to find out more! Peck and another teenager, Joseph Gibson, broke into Geraldine Gibson's house in Big Chimney back in March. That is when police say they beat and robbed her. Geraldine Gibson was hurt so badly she was in ICU for days after the crime. Peck and Gibson say Geraldine's son...
  • Man Charged in Fraudulent Scheme

    05/13/2011 5:46:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Deputies say Lockhart was part of a crew MASON COUNTY, W.Va (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested in connection with a driveway paving scheme. Mason County Sheriff's Deputies tell Timothy Lockhart, 22, of Princeton, West Virginia, was arrested Wednesday. Click here to find out more! Deputies say Lockhart was part of a crew that showed up and paved an elderly couple's driveway when no one was home. When the victim returned, the men demanded she pay them $8700 for the work they had done. Deputies say the victim negotiated the men down to $6000 after she convinced them...