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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…
Mikol Davis
November 15, 2021
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Difficult Aging Parents and Loss of Wealth-How Far Do You Let It Go?

Difficult Aging Parents and Loss of Wealth-How Far Do You Let It Go? By Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, Attorney, AgingParents.com For some adult children who have unpleasant, oppositional aging parents, there is a strong motivation to stay out of their affairs. That’s understandable. No one likes to be yelled at…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
July 19, 2021
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Warn Aging Parents About Vaccine Scams Preying On Their Fears

Warn Aging Parents About Vaccine Scams Preying On Their Fears Wouldn’t you know it? Scumbags are out there trying to steal from our aging parents, right in the midst of the frenzy to get vaccines for those who desperately want them. Thieves see the headlines and news items showing long…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
February 12, 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
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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