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Join me as Attorney Al Lanuto, and Marcia Southwick of Boomers Against Elder Abuse talk with us about the other side of elder abuse. While the majority of abuse occurs at the hands of professional predators in the system, there is always the spectre of abuse and financial exploitation at the hands of a family member or friend. When it does, it is the wedge used by professionals to insert themselves into the estate.
We will be talking about how and why this occurs and how to recognize early signs of the exploitation that may be just beginning.
Please be advised that Mr. Lanuto CAN NOT, and WILL NOT give individual legal advice during this episode. We will not be discussing any specific cases.
Calls will be taken in the last half hour.
Many elderly adults are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in facilities responsible for their care. If you suspect that an elderly person is at risk from a neglectful or overwhelmed caregiver, or being preyed upon financially, it’s important to speak up. Join us as we discuss the warning signs of elder abuse, the risk factors, and how you can prevent and report the problem.
One in 10 older Americans experience abuse each year.
This number increases to 1 in 2 when the person has dementia.
Elder abuse occurs in both homes and facilities and occurs in many forms including financial, sexual, physical and psychological abuse as well as neglect
Even though these statistics are frightening it helps us to understand that the problem is more prevalent than we think, and urges us to get educated about the issue.
Join host Tami Neumann as she sits down in conversation with Eric Moldenhauer, senior advocate and owner of ComForcare in Valporasio, Indiana.
They will talk abou what causes Elder Abuse, the Warning SIgns and Who are the people that abuse.
Learn more about Eric by visiting his website.
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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 with Heather Walser of Lavelle Law, we 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.
As the demographics in the U.S. continue to increase in numbers of the elderly, the potential for Elder Abuse increases as well even though crime statistics tend to reflect older adults are unliekly to become victims of violent crime. The highest percentage of crime against persons 65 yuears of age or older is property crime. Thefts against older adults are about 1:5 crimes committed as compared to 1:33 for people aged 12 to 49. Growing old is sometimes hallmarked by greater vulnerability and we do not have reliable statistics on crimes against older adults that go back very far. This show will highlight crimes against the elder.y and include information on defining Elder Abuse, explaining adult protective services, addressing the categories of abuse most commonly found, and relate all of these to Family Abuse as well as Institutional Abuse.
This training program is a public service of The American Public Safety Training Institute.
Within the system of so-called Bills to prevent the issue of abuse homelessness and the mistreatment of elderly and disabled people within the United States there seems to be a very high level of conspiracy aimed towards seniors from the time they are dianosyed with illness to extreme measures of medication given to them as a result of these alleged illiness causing many to die. The Death count also can be seen within the reason reports relating to our returning military men and the cause of the lack of allowed treatment whereby they are facing the very same conspiracy to offer up scams to relieve them the right to benefits and healthcare, he robbery also includes how nursing homes many are involved as well in allowing non-familymembers to take over family members homes cars and more their lives with little recourse for the families to fight back with this week we will talk about the issue of Elder Disabled and Veteran Abuse within a system that continously fails us with the intent to take away our rights to having retirement money and the things that we were told would be there upon retirement.
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SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, where we talk of any of the topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated NAASCA family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and lead topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org
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Tonight's special guest is Sue Julsen from Nevada, a returning NAASCA family member, a survivor and thriver and true crime, memoir and crime fiction writer. She's author of the best selling “Bitter Memories” series. Largely, autobiographical, Ms Julsen chose to use fictional names to protect the innocent, and the guilty, from those in real life (she has more crime fiction coming out this year.) Abducted by her father when she was three, the book’s main character, Sarah, found herself in a world of criminal neglect and unfathomable oppression as her father, stepmother and many others perpetrated more and more horrible acts of verbal, mental and sexual abuse on the innocent girl. Continually terrified, Sarah formed separate personalities in order to survive. In nightmares, the other personalities would show Sarah the horrific abuse she was being subjected to in her day to day life. This story of the author’s early life – a life on the run, hungry, abused, and terrified – is a truly unnerving and gripping account of the extremes of neglect and mistreatment a child can undergo, and still survive. “Bitter Memories,” written with the hope that exposing these horrors will help prevent them from happening to others, is dedicated to all survivors of abuse. “Trophy Murders” is the second in the series, part fiction/part non-fiction, and “Cutter’s Revenge” completes her story. Sue also has other works published that can be found on her web site.
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Tonight's special guest is Stacey Lannert from St Louis, MO, a returning NAASCA family member who is a child sexual abuse survivor and activist. But she's much more than that. The founder of Healing Sisters, she's also author of "Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars" where she tells how 10 years of sexual abuse, including rape and sodomy, Stacey and killed her father in 1990. She was sentenced to life in prison without parole. In January 2009, after 18 years in prison, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt commuted her sentence. He told her he expected her to make a difference with her life. After 18 years in prison, Stacey's now living in St. Louis. She's telling her story so other women can learn from her mistakes. "I created Healing Sisters to allow other sexual abuse victors (we are victors, after all) the opportunity to experience the bond we share and the restoring powers gained from other people who have also suffered," says Stacey. "I believe that every child, woman and man who suffers from sexual abuse becomes a sister because we share a common bond, one of betrayal and suffering. We need one another in order to thrive, and maybe even to survive. I hope in my lifetime we can eradicate, wipe out, and destroy sexual abuse. That surely cannot to be too lofty of a goal, can it? If we communicate, we create. We need to create a safe world for all children."
Today is Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Obama announced he was making that official. I can only imagine the media spins that are being constructed right now to cement in the public mind that it is only family and friends who abuse, neglect and exploit the elderly.
We know better. We know family and friends account for only 4-5 % of the abuse of the elderly. The remainder is at the hands of professionals who game the system in order to loot the estate. But mainstream media won't even mention that!
Tonights show will highlight many of the cases of professional predators operating within corrupt probate courts across the country that have stolen billions from the elderly while holding them prisoner in what usually turns out to be a sub-standard facility. Forced medication, anyone?
Please feel free to call in with your comments or questions.
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This is an OPEN TOPIC or "open mike" night. Call in! Pick any issues, topics or subjects you'd like to discuss. Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, and his co-hosts, panelists and guests, many of them abuse survivors, others supporters, National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse family members and friends, for an informed 90 minute discussion of the many important issues that surround child abuse .. where community call-in participation is always welcome! Wearing a Blue Ribbon is the symbol of Child Abuse Awareness! Millions of abuse victims (men and women) hide the story of their experience well into adulthood. A huge number continue to suffer from pain, anger, fear, shame and embarrassment for decades. Most will agree their traumas have resulted in an inability to trust, make good decisions and have healthy relationships. But giving up the secret is often how recovery begins, one survivor talking to another. ~~ Please see our web site at: www.NAASCA.org