The Nation’s Leading Resource on the Maltreatment of Elders and People with Disabilities

The Sketchley Method is the nation’s leading resource on the prevention of the maltreatment (abuse, neglect, and exploitation) of elders and people with disabilities. Our focus is directed specifically on these two groups who are uniquely vulnerable to these crimes yet receive little to no national media coverage or advocacy. We give a voice to these very real, very present harm occurring in your community on a daily basis.

But we’re not just here to tell you there’s a problem in America.

Instead, we provide you with the resources you need to recognize these problems in your community and help fight them. You will find resources that include books, articles, checklists and guides designed specifically to help you.  Each week we address breaking news as it happens across the nation, the world, and possibly your hometown!  We are creating an educated, active community comprised of citizens and professionals who want to stop this epidemic. Let’s show you how to get involved!

Statutory Language by State

There are no uniform laws for the maltreatment of elders and people with disabilities.

We believe understanding how each state addresses these issues is critical.

State Reporting Hotlines and Websites

Many of us don’t know what to do when we come face-to-face with the maltreatment of an elder or person with a disability.

We must report abuse to stop it.

Practice Development for Attorneys

The Annual Exploitation Conference is the legal continuing education conference devoted to covering the difficult topics of elder law.

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Effective Reporting of Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

Elder abuse is a grossly under reported crime.  It is estimated that only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse is reported.  While many citizens and professionals are required to report abuse, many fail to do so, in part, because they do not fully understand their reporting...

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Are You More at Risk Without The Fiduciary Rule?

Getting advice on how to make the most out of your money, to set you up for retirement, and provide for you throughout you life is one of the most important important things you will do.  A 2015 report by the White House Council of Economic Advisors stared that...

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What Is Elder Abuse?

Elder abuse is the broad term used to identify any mistreatment or maltreatment of an elderly person.  Generally, elder abuse is an act or failure to act that causes harm, serious risk of harm, or financial loss to an elder. It can include physical, sexual, mental,...

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Warning Signs of Abuse or Neglect in a Nursing Home

Many families have a loved one that resides in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home or an assisted living facility. When a loved one resides in a long term care facility, family members should visit often and unannounced. When visiting, family members...

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Financial Abuse of Elders and Warning Signs

Elder exploitation is a growing problem in the United States. Our population is aging and, as a group, those over age 65 control about one-third of the wealth in the United States. This wealth is concentrated in a group that also disproportionately suffers from health...

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Check Credentials of Financial Planners With These Tips

Check credentials of financial planners, brokers, and brokerage firms with these tips and you'll ensure the financial safety of your client, as well as protect yourself.  Anyone who sells mutual funds, stocks, bonds or securities is regulated by the Financial Industry...

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About The Sketchley Method (TSM)

The Sketchley Method was created to give a voice to the very real issues of fraud, abuse, theft and exploitation that vulnerable elders and disabled individuals face on a daily basis.