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Beware of “The Sweetheart Scam” Targeting Aging Parents During Covid Isolation

Beware of “The Sweetheart Scam” Targeting Aging Parents During Covid Isolation By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com Covid restrictions for those over 65 have greatly impacted lonely seniors stuck at home. Widowed aging parents may suffer most, with no one to touch them, be with them, or pay much regular…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
January 31, 2021
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Elder Alone: Horrible Case of Neglect and Caregiver Abuse

Your aging parents may be okay right now, but how about other relatives? How about that isolated neighbor who lives alone and has no one nearby? This is a shocking real case we encountered at AgingParents.com where we address crises and questions about elders.  The names are changed and the…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 11, 2020
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Financial Elder Abuse: Why Reporting It Leads To Family Frustration

Financial Elder Abuse: Why Reporting It Leads To Family Frustration As a consultant to families with aging parents, I hear a lot about abuse of elders, particularly by family members. There are the “good son, bad son” stories and their counterparts of “good sister, bad sister” scenarios. In most cases,…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
October 24, 2020
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Why Aren’t Our Aging Parents Getting The Message About Financial Abuse?

By AgingParents.com©2020 By Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com Cities and counties have educational programs. So do senior centers. Public information about financial elder abuse is offered by AARP.  And yet, we still have a $36B a year problem of money being stolen from elders.  All the efforts to educate seem…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
August 1, 2020
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Start The New Year Right With Your Aging Loved Ones

Here’s a New Year’s resolution you can adopt—keep closer tabs on your aging parents. If they’re generally doing ok, you may not think they need close monitoring. But aging is sneaky and can rob a person of the alertness needed to fend of financial abusers. Resolve to zoom in with…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
January 6, 2020
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Here’s The Newest Utility Bill Scam

Carolyn Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com We live in a county with a high number of older residents. A neighbor recently alerted all in our area to yet another scam she had encountered, targeting the unsuspecting. Here’s how it works: The scammer makes a threatening phone call to a…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
May 30, 2019
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Warn Your Aging Parents About Fake "Social Security" Calls–They're Scams

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Elder law attorney, AgingParents.com This is a real scam ! Scams targeting our aging loved ones never seem to stop. Thieves can fool the recipient of a call by showing a "real" number on caller ID with spoofing computer software. That's a tactic to intimidate your…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 10, 2019
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Your Aging Parents and Suspicious Financial Activity

Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Elder Law Attorney, AgingParents.com Banks and the government collect data on financial elder abuse. No matter how much data the government collects, the problem does not seem to be getting better by any measure. The Office of Financial Protection For Older Americans documents that banks and…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
March 20, 2019
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Department of Public Health Takes “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” Approach to Nursing Home Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2015 CONTACT: Mike Connors, CANHR (415) 974-5171 mike@canhr.org Julie Pollock, CANHR (415) 974-5171 julie@canhr.org Department of Public Health Takes “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” Approach to Nursing Home Abuse San Francisco -- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has taken an official position…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
August 24, 2015
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Is Your Aging Parent Safe From Family Predators?

          This really happened. If you had this 91 year old client, what would you do?  Emma liked to play the sweepstakes.  But her memory was starting to decline. A lot.  When it came to her bank account, she forgot to check her statements as she had always done.  Odd…