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  • 02:01

    TS Radio: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    in Current Events

    Hosted by Marti Oakley & Debbie Dahmer

    Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    The elderly in America have been targeted for exploitation by professional predators calling themselves "guardians,attorney's, probate judges, social service agencies and agents.  Everybody has their hands in the pie as the estate is looted..... all to benefit the ward, of course.

    Our guests:  -

    Joseph Roubicek - Elderly Criminal Exploitation

    Gianna Nicoletti- Elder Abuse Resident

    Patrice Gilgan - Gerald's Story- Father was a victim of Elder Abuse 

    Don Janke - Elder Abuse Resident

    Marisa Conover -Mother was a victim of Felony Elder Abuse

    Marian Hollingsworth - Father was a victim of elder abuse.

    Carole Herman - Founder and President of FATE - Foundation Aiding the Elderly

    Deirdre Gilbert- Dickson, National Director of National Medical Malpractice Advocacy 

  • 00:59

    Carolyn Rosenblatt - Financial Elder Abuse Today

    in Finance

    Elder financial abuse is being called the fastest growing area of crime in America. And it may be happening in your family, if you aren't paying attention to a caregiver -- or a relative -- who, under the guise of being helpful, is syphoning off an elderly person's life savings.

    This issue no doubt affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures and races. It is a major problem that is expected to grow dramatically with the aging of our population. We are delighted and honored to be joined by Carolyn Rosenblatt, an expert on the topic, to help us protect our parents or loved ones as well as equip us with tools to spot the red flags that exploitation is happening. 


    Stay tuned for fresh and insightful ideas on what it means to age with dignity and live your best life as an elder or caregiver today. Life is a Sacred Journey airs Thursdays at 5pm PDT.

  • 01:30


    in Politics





  • 00:17

    Elder Abuse – How to Prevent It, and What To Do When You Suspect It

    in Legal

    As our loved ones age, many factors such as physical illness, diminishing mental capacity, and dementia can make them vulnerable to neglect, abuse, and exploitation by caregivers, family members or others. There are a number of Illinois laws and mechanisms in place to prevent and respond to these types of elder abuse. In this podcast, attorney Heather Walser will explore: (1) the options available to help prevent these types of elder abuse, and (2) the steps you should take if you suspect that a friend or loved one has been the victim of elder abuse.

  • 00:31

    Wicked Insurance Matters with Greg Durette: Elder Financial Abuse Prevention

    in Family

    Elder Financial Abuse. 

    It is a dirty, disgusting term that makes most normal folks cringe at the thought of such a thing.  The sad fact is, it is out there...in your community...maybe in your own family...in so many forms and in so many paces, many consider it an epidemic.  Go figure that.

    This week, I am privileged to have Barbara-Anne Foley, Executive Director of the Harwich Council on Aging, as my special guest to help address this subject.  In addition to her many duties in this important role, she has been able to leverage her experience with thousands of seniors and the stories they have told about financial abuse, by working with in partnership with the Harwich Police Department, trying to warn seniors about these frauds and scams.

    For those of you who do not know her, Barbara-Anne began her career in mental health and career counseling in Braintree, MA.  She also worked in an adult day care center and a nursing center on Cape Cod before landing her dream job with the Harwich Council on Aging in 1999.  She can be reached there at (508) 430-7550.

    She has developed a primary focus on Alzheimer's disease and hoarding, both population of which are growing in leaps and bounds.

    In 2006, when her own father lost his 10 year battle to Alzheimer's disease, she and her family started the "Remembery Walk ---Dave Birtwell Memorial", raising over $150,000 to date for Alzheimer's patients and their families.

    This show will hopefully help you understand:

    How to recognize elder financial abuse
    The different types of financial abuse
    How to uncover it in your own family
    What to do about it once you do discover it

    This is an important show.  Please tune in and tell as many people as you can to do so as well.


  • 01:30

    Elder Abuse in America. Sex Trafficking with DR. Nancy Hartwell on the GWJS.

    in Politics






  • 00:23

    Financial elder abuse overview under California law

    in Legal


    Financial elder abuse is on the rise in California.  People are living longer due to advances in science, medicine, health, fitness and nutrition.  At the same time, "seniors" (those over 65 years of age - which is still relatively "young" if you think about it) are some of the sole survivors of the "mortgage meltdown" and they are oftens the victims of financial fraud and "elder abuse."  This husband and wife podcast discusses what elder abuse is, how to spot it, and the types of legal claims we handle as a California financial elder abuse law firm.

    Common perpetrators of financial elder abuse 

    1.  Attorneys (these professionals are in a position of "trust" and "confidence" and can unduly influence, coerce,  misinform and cause seniors to make very bad financial decisions that can affect real estate, and stock portfolios).  Attorney malpractice is another common claim in this area.  We have seen "counseling" that has resulted in the loss of substantial equity in residential and commercial real estate estate.

    2.  Car dealerships (Car dealerships can try to "steal your trade" or engage in "bait and swtich advertising" or sock you away in a car loan that

    3.  Friends

    4. Insurance

    5. Family (kids who see their parents as easy targets).  

    6.  Mortgage brokers (lenders and loan officers can sock a senior away - and take exorbitant loan fees - to steer an elder into an unconscionable predatory loan (ex. a negative amrotization or "option arm loan") or fail to advise as to the advisability (or non-advisablity) of a reverse mortgage.  These fees can be "taken" in bad faith resulting in serious daamges to an elder.

  • 00:11

    California financial elder abuse pre-judgment writ of attachment

    in Legal


    When you are involved as a Plaintiff in a financial elder abuse case in California, you need to understand the pre-judgement writ of attachment process.  This legal procedure allows you to go after the assets of one or more defendants and levy personal and real property BEFORE the case is over if the judge approves and signs the order of attachment.  This real estate law podcast discusses this interesting concept that every litigator should be aware of.

    Once the writ of attachment issues, or before, the Plaintiff will need to consider posting a civil bond.  Attorney Steve discusses this requirement.  The writ of attachment is a powerful tool that can potentially facilitatie early settlement in financial elder abuse cases involving:

    1.  Car, boat and RV dealerships

    2.  Real estate brokers, agents, salespersons, and realtors

    3.  Predatory attorneys and law firms (ex. real estate lawyers, estate planning attorneys, etc.)

    4.  Insurance brokers 

    5.  Financial planners

    6.  Stock brokers

    7.  Caretakers and family members that abuse power of attorney

    These are just a sample of the types of case where seeking a pre-judgment writ of attachment might help you win your lawsuit.

    Listen in as Attorney Steve discusses.  Feel free to share this podcast on your social media networks.

    To have your case reviewed contact (877) 276-5084 or visit SeniorCareAttorneys.com




  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1233

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Barbara Ochoa from San Francisco, a returning NAASCA family member who's Executive Director at Help4Guys.org. Barbara's here once again to talk about the events that are planned in celebration of "Male Abuse Awareness Week" (MAAW) which is held each year during the first week of December. MAAW is an awareness campaign that was started by the P. Luna Foundation in 2008, and the website is an extension of that program. The main focus is to change the negative social stigma that goes along with the topic of males who are victims of sexual or emotional abuse and domestic violence. "Most abused males avoid therapy and treatment because they are too ashamed or afraid of being judged for doing so," according to the web site. "By bringing the subject to light once a year we hope to make this topic more socially acceptable and in return more men will feel comfortable enough to seek the help they desperately need but in many cases avoid." Since the awareness campaign's inception in 2008 we at NAASCA have been pleased to participate hand-in-hand with Barbara Ochoa, and Bill Murray has appeared at several of the live events. We too want to help men who were victims of past abuse break their silence, in order to inspire younger men into getting treatment. Like Barbara, we have seen more and more celebrities come forward and many more news stories reporting on males who are victims of abuse.

  • 01:29

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1231

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Debra Monk from Enfield, New Hampshire, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse from multiple perpetrators over several years throughout her early childhood and into her early teens. She's now become an anti-abuse advocate who's now writing a series of children's books addressing a topic that's close to her heart. "Most of my abusers were direct or close family members," Debra says. She explains the new book series for children touches on the tough but important topic of family violence and abuse, and what that might look like through the eyes and perspective of a child. That's because Debra eventually came to understand that there was a systematic cycle of abuse within her family that had already been going on for many generations. "I'll address family violence, such as domestic and intimate partner violence, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, incest, neglect and physical abuse. Abuse and malnourishment can create patterns and characteristics that when, if not dealt with appropriately may cause repeated cycles or systems of family violence and abuse to occur later on and well into their adulthood lives." Debra's published before. Her work "A Journey of Poetry from an Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse" is available as an e-book and author Caroline De Chavigny included Debra's missive in her book, "Letter to a Monster." Debra says her mission and goal is to create positive change that reduces the risk for violence in already broken and volatile homes.

  • 01:30

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1232

    in Self Help

    Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org