Regulators Attempt to Curb Financial Elder Abuse

Regulators Tell Banks Reporting Suspected Financial Elder Abuse is Not Privacy Violation On September 24th, federal regulators informed money managers and banks that reporting suspected financial elder abuse was not a violation of federal privacy laws. According to the Government Accountability Office, financial elder abuse is epidemic, draining $2.9 billion from senior citizens’ accounts in … [Read more...]

Son Charged with Elder Abuse After Mother Dies

Judge Suspends Sentence for Son Charged with Elder Abuse of Mother A Spartanburg County man has been sentenced for three years in prison, suspended to three years’ probation, in the elder abuse case involving his elderly mother’s death. George Leventis, whose mother was 104 when she died, pleaded no contest to the elder abuse and neglect charges on Wednesday, September 17th. Technically, he … [Read more...]

Nevada Couple Charged with Elder Abuse

Couple Arrested on Charges of Elder Abuse and Exploitation Reno, Nevada police report that a local couple were arrested on charges of elder abuse and exploitation of two elderly people living in their home. According to police reports, Russell Henderson and his wife Dalaiah Johnson were arrested on September 16th and charged with elder abuse, elder exploitation, and theft. The couple had two … [Read more...]

Illegal Nursing Home Operator Faces Felony Elder Abuse Charges

Woman Who Operated Unlicensed Nursing Home Faces Charges of Felony Elder Abuse On September 10th, police in Cobb County, Georgia arrested a woman on elder abuse charges after it was discovered that she ran an unlicensed nursing home in the basement of her house. The charges were recently upgraded to felony elder abuse. She turned herself in based on an arrest warrant which was issued after health … [Read more...]

Two States Reportedly Hiding Elder Abuse Problems

Oklahoma Passing Tort Reform to Limit Elder Abuse Claims’ Payouts The advocacy group Families for Better Care recently released a ranking of the 48 states in the contiguous US regarding nursing home and elder care. In the ranking, Oklahoma received a grade F for rates of elder abuse at nursing homes and in-home caregivers. “The causes for most of the lack of quality care goes back to staffing in … [Read more...]

Former Nursing Home Employees Charged with Financial Elder Abuse

Two Former Nursing Home Employees Arrested and Charged with Theft, Financial Elder Abuse Two former workers at a Perry County, Arkansas nursing home face multiple felony counts of financial elder abuse, after it was discovered that they stole money from the nursing home’s trust fund for the residents. Jewel Darlene English, 48, and Sharla Renea Christie, 35, who are both from Perryville, are … [Read more...]

Trial to Restart After Hung Jury in Felony Elder Abuse Case

Trial Against South Dakota Nurse Results in Hung Jury; Felony Elder Abuse Case Must Restart The case against a former nursing home employee will have to restart after the two-day felony elder abuse trial resulted in a hung jury. According to reports, Heather Lynn Laird, 36, physically and emotionally abused a 76-year-old resident of the Dell Rapids Nursing and Rehab Center in South Dakota. Laird … [Read more...]

South Dakota Nursing Home Abuse Case Goes to Trial

Opening Statements in Nursing Home Abuse Trial in South Dakota On Tuesday, August 27th, a jury heard the opening statements in the trial of a former nurse at a Dell Rapids, SD nursing home, who has been accused of nursing home abuse. Heather Lynn Laird, 36, pleaded not guilty earlier this year to one count of nursing home abuse, specifically abusing a disabled adult. She is currently free on a … [Read more...]

Orangeburg Middle School Teacher Accused of Elder Abuse

Middle School Teacher Faces Elder Abuse Charges for Abusing Her Mother A Middle School teacher who worked at Bethune-Bowman is accused of serious elder abuse for physically and psychologically abusing her elderly mother. Tracy Brown, 44, has been a math teacher in the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 system for 17 years. She has been charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult and released … [Read more...]

SC Woman Stole More than $72K from Elderly Patient, Charged with Financial Elder Abuse

Woman Charged with Financial Elder Abuse for Stealing Social Security Checks from Elderly Woman for Months A Midlands resident has been charged with financial elder abuse after she reportedly stole more than $72,000 from a 74-year-old female patient for a period of 10 months. Sun Hee Chun, 57, has been arrested and charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. She was arrested on Thursday, … [Read more...]