GSA Releases Cognitive Impairment Toolkit

The Gerontological Society of America, America’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging, published a free online toolkit that can help professionals detect potential signs of cognitive impairment. The 182-page toolkit is focused on the KAER model, first introduced in a 2015 report from the Society’s … more GSA Releases Cognitive Impairment Toolkit

NRMLA and NAIPC Help Seniors Identify, Report Financial Fraud with New Online Resources

Today, as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), NRMLA and the National Aging in Place Council launched new consumer webpages to help older adults, and their loved ones, recognize the signs of abuse and report instances of financial fraud and exploitation to the appropriate authorities. Through their combined audience of more than 36,000 monthly … more NRMLA and NAIPC Help Seniors Identify, Report Financial Fraud with New Online Resources

Stopping Senior Scams

The Senate Special Committee on Aging invited representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission and a Pennsylvania-based community organization to a public hearing this week to discuss efforts by law enforcement agencies to combat financial fraud and protect older Americans from being scammed. In videotaped testimony before the committee, an 81-year-old man from … more Stopping Senior Scams

Feds to Start Collecting Data for New Elder Abuse Reporting System

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to soon launch a data collection program that will assist experts combating elderly exploitation, according to an article published in The Washington Post titled Elder abuse – Often the kin did it: Feds to collect data. “Unfortunately, the extent of elder abuse by guardians is relatively unknown … more Feds to Start Collecting Data for New Elder Abuse Reporting System

Commemorating International Day of Older Persons

The United Nations and communities around the world will celebrate International Day of Older Persons on Saturday, October 1, in recognition of the vital contributions of older people. This year’s theme is “take a stand against ageism” in order to draw attention to, and challenge, negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and aging. Ageism … more Commemorating International Day of Older Persons

Listen: Strategies for Keeping Older Adults Safe From Financial Predators

Yesterday, we commemorated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2016 by presenting an online tutorial, entitled Strategies for Keeping Older Adults Safe from Financial Predators, for professionals who work with older adults. Lorraine Geraci, CPC, veteran trainer and member of NRMLA’s Education Committee, did an exceptional job explaining the different types of financial abuse, describing common scams and fraud … more Listen: Strategies for Keeping Older Adults Safe From Financial Predators