Arbitration Clauses Allow Facility to Hide Elder Abuse

Arbitration Clauses Allow Facility to Hide Elder Abuse

Arbitration clauses are common in nursing home and assisted living facility admission agreements.  While these clauses are touted by many as benefiting the parties by reducing the costs of litigation, shortening the time for resolving a dispute, and for allowing...
Beware of the Utility Scam – It’s Not Your Utility Company

Beware of the Utility Scam – It’s Not Your Utility Company

It’s summertime and the heat can be unbearable. You find comfort in coming home to a nice cool home. Who would have ever thought that scammers are now using your utility bill to get into your wallet with a “utility scam”. The heat is on! Hiya, a phone scam...
What Is The Jury Duty Scam?

What Is The Jury Duty Scam?

Amid a hectic week, you receive a phone call reporting that you have failed to show up for jury duty and now you must face a judge and possibly jail time. Like most people who receive this call, you’re most likely to panic. But is the call real or just a scam?...
What is the Annual Exploitation Conference?

What is the Annual Exploitation Conference?

The 2017 Annual Exploitation Conference will be held October 11-13, 2017 in Destin Beach, Florida at The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa. This legal continuing education conference is devoted to covering the difficult topics of national importance for attorneys as...
Why Do Older People Fall for Scams?

Why Do Older People Fall for Scams?

When most of us think of our elders, we don’t think about scams.  Most of us have fond, warm memories of our elders. We think of our older family members and the seniors around us with compassion. If you think of your grandparents, you most likely associated as...
State of the Nation: Increasing Need For Care Endangers American Elders

State of the Nation: Increasing Need For Care Endangers American Elders

The number of elders in the United States is growing every year.  Ten thousand people turn 65 each day.  One in seven Americans or 14.5% of the population in 2014 was 65 years of age or older.  This is a 28% increase since 2004.  Over one-third (36%) of Americans over...