Elder Abuse

It has been said that we cannot prosecute our way out of the problem of elder abuse. A myriad of complex legal issues arise from typical scenarios of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation that are uniquely addressed by civil legal providers working in collaboration with APS and P&A attorneys. Legal remedies such as asset recovery, revoking PoAs, removal of abusive guardians, restoring public benefits, recession of property transactions, contracts and wills, housing fairness, and Olmstead remedies are at the very center of assuring the independence, safety, and financial security of older adult and people with disabilities who fall victim to elder abuse.
Event Date 06-30-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-30-2016 3:30 pm

Incidences of elder abuse, exploitation, or other forms of mistreatment of older adults by family members, friends and other trusted adults, are on the increase. Uncovering and remedying elder abuse or exploitation often involves determining what an older person that may be experiencing cognitive decline understands or understood in the past.

Event Date 06-29-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-29-2016 3:30 pm

This webinar focused on fraudulent real property transactions commonly perpetrated by family members and trusted fiduciaries. We will provide an overview of elder financial exploitation related to property, talk about prevention measures, and explain strategies and tactics successfully used to handle cases and recover assets.

Speakers: David Godfrey (Senior Attorney, American Bar Assocation), Lori Stiegel (Senior Attorney, American Bar Association), Denis Culley (Staff Attorney at Legal Services for the Elderly)

Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project/Elder Abuse Prevention webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.



Event Date 01-21-2016 2:00 pm
Event End Date 01-21-2016 3:30 pm
Advocates representing elderly homeowners that were left off of a reverse mortgage loan taken out by their spouses have been struggling to keep foreclosure at bay. For most surviving spouses, HUD is extending only the "Mortgagee Optional Election," wherein the mortgage servicer may assign the mortgage to HUD only if the spouse passes the Principal Limit Factor test.
Event Date 05-28-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-28-2015 3:30 pm
Event Date 05-27-2015 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-27-2015 3:30 pm

Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, National Senior Citizens Law Center; Mary Ann Parker, Attorney, D.C. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; Lori Smetanka, Director, National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Event Date 07-17-2013 2:00 pm
The webinar series covers legal issues of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their caregivers. Persons with AD are particularly vulnerable to financial exploitation, physical or emotional abuse, and neglect both at home and in care facilities. These webinars, as outlined in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, will help ensure that people with AD have their dignity, safety, and rights maintained.
Event Date 01-24-2013 2:30 pm
Event End Date 01-24-2013 4:00 pm
Rebecca Henry (ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence), Bonnie Brandl (National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life), Barbara Dieker (Administration on Aging), Odette Williamson (National Consumer Law Center)
Event Date 04-11-2012
Event End Date 04-11-2012
Cut off date 04-11-2012
Lori A. Stiegel (ABA Commission on Law & Aging), Erica F. Wood (ABA Commission on Law & Aging)
Event Date 06-08-2011
Event End Date 06-08-2011
Cut off date 06-08-2011
Leah A. Plunkett (NCLC), Erika A. Sussman (Center for Survivor Agency & Justice)
Event Date 12-14-2010
Event End Date 12-14-2010
Cut off date 12-14-2010