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The Issues With The Justice Department’s Expansion Of Its Elder Fraud Strike Force

The Justice Department recently announced an expansion of its Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force to fight against financial abuse. We applaud its efforts. However, no matter what the expansion puts into better transnational law enforcement, the heart of the problem and the worst of elder financial exploitation does not come…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 29, 2022
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Frustration For Families: Law Enforcement Isn’t Pursuing Financial Elder Abusers

Families are frustrated. When someone thinks a person is taking financial advantage of an aging parent, the public message is an urge to report to Adult Protective Services. APS, sometimes called by other names, is a local government entity tasked with investigating complaints about elders. They, in turn can report…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
July 27, 2022
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Can Your Aging Parent’s Live-In Partner Take Financial Advantage Of Your Loved One?

Dementia can disrupt even the coziest living arrangements between unmarried older adults. Cognitive impairment can set your aging parent up for financial manipulation. It’s very convenient for the live-in boyfriend or girlfriend to get into the partner’s bank account by coaching the impaired one to go the bank and take…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 15, 2021
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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