Senior Savings Scams Recently, the Los Angeles County District Attorney issued a statement regarding senior financial elder abuse scams. Specifically, the District Attorney reported that nearly 1 in 5 elders in Los Angeles County will be at the wrong end of financial fraud.
Yearly Archives: 2017
Trustee’s Assistant Steals $500K From Senior Financial Elder Abuse When news articles highlight financial elder abuse at the hands of those who should be the most trusted—such as trustees and their staffs—it becomes difficult to put your faith in anyone.
The Painful Reality of Dealing with Dementia Patients The Burden on Caregivers One in three senior Americans die with some form of dementia. More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. And that number represents only the direct sufferers of the disease; the family, friends, loved ones, and caregivers […]
Elder Abuse by Caregivers There comes a time in most seniors’ lives when a caregiver is indispensable. Often aging individuals need round-the-clock help, and neither family members nor close friends are in a position to donate that time. And often too the skills of a professional caregiver are required.. Unfortunately, […]
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Awards Higher Than Ever IRS Whistleblower Awards We can all agree that an increase in whistleblower awards is good where wrongdoing is exposed and prosecuted. This is especially true in the tax arena; it means that citizens are doing their job and reporting cases—good cases—to […]
Medical Professionals’ Responsibility to Protect Elders from Abuse Elder Abuse Elder abuse is often difficult to detect and sometimes victims feel uncomfortable talking to even their most trusted family members about the abuse. In such cases, other trusted individuals and professionals may be able to speak with the elder and […]
Risk Factors for Financial Elder Abuse According to a recent study reviewed in Forbes, over 5% of senior Americans are financially exploited by family members each year and an even greater percentage are defrauded by strangers. Spotting financial elder abuse is not always easy, and sadly the harm may be […]
Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017 Federal Legislation Protects Seniors Elder abuse is about to receive the full attention of Congress. A new bill entitled Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017 breezed through the Senate Judiciary Committee last week on its way to the Senate floor […]
The Unhealthy Truth: Healthcare Professionals Committing Fraud In 2016 alone, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recovered over $4.7 billion in civil cases regarding fraud. . Of the $4.7 billion recovered by the Department of Justice for fraud claims in 2016, a whopping $2.5 billion was attributed to the healthcare […]
401K Versus Annuities: Where Should My Money Go? Beware: annuities are not investment; they are really just a variant on life insurance. We at Evans Law Firm see a trend developing, in which more often than not, clients are sold annuities under the pretense that annuities are great investments. In […]