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Elder abuse News

Toronto woman, 94, victim of elder fraud gets furniture back

Toronto - Norma Marshall, whose housekeeper and her husband allegedly defrauded her of her furniture, other possessions and her life savings has recovered her furniture.

Police: Toronto couple defraud woman, 94, of life savings

Toronto - A housekeeper and her husband have been charged after they allegedly defrauded Norma Marshall, 94, of her life savings and possessions after their family moved in with her.

96-year-old woman sexually assaulted at home; suspect on loose

Pleasantville - A man is on the run after allegedly sexually assaulting, beating and robbing a 96-year-old woman early Saturday morning inside her southern New Jersey home, the place she has lived in for the past 60 years.

CA State Senator hosts Scam Stopper talks to help elderly Special

Redondo Beach - The California Department of Business Oversight, formerly known as the Dept. of Corporations, the Contractors State License Board and other agencies collaborated this past June 14

Edmonton woman charged with defrauding seniors

Edmonton - A 43-year-old woman was arrested after it was alleged she targeted and befriended three elderly men and defrauded them out of more than $200,000.

Toronto man, 72, charged with murder in seniors residence death

Toronto - A 72-year-old woman is dead and a 91-year-old woman was taken to hospital after an altercation at a retirement home in Toronto. Police took a 72-year-old man into custody.

Physical therapist convicted of abusing dad, 94

Watsonville - Two people, including a licensed physical therapist in the Monterey County area, have been convicted of misdemeanor elder abuse of a 94-year-old man.

Police: South Carolina man misunderstands grandmother, beats her

Spartanburg - When Jesse Beam's grandmother said something to him, he thought she called him a chicken. So he went after her, chasing the senior when she tried to leave the house, and viciously injured her.

Man acquitted of attacking retired priest he says abused him

San Jose - People in the San Jose, California courtroom were shocked when the jury returned with not guilty verdicts. William Lynch, 44, had taken the stand and admitted beating retired priest Jerold Lindner, 67, in 2010.

Son and daughter-in-law arrested for elder abuse in Toronto

Scarborough - A woman was taken to hospital Wednesday after being found in a non-insulated garage at a home in the McCowan Road/Finch Avenue East area of Toronto.

Elder abuse a 'silent crime' in Ontario Special

It is a problem that affects as many as one in 10 seniors, but many people still find it difficult to talk about elder abuse. Ontario is full of resources to address this "silent crime."

Over-medication is a serious risk in nursing homes

Seniors living in nursing homes are at risk for abuses when it comes to medicine. When a patient has been over medicated the effects can be debilitating.

Heat Death Charges Show Elder Abuse and Neglect Growing Problem

George Brim, 90, was found dead and his wife, 85-year-old Shirley Brim, was hospitalized three days ago at Discovery Bay in Contra Costa County in California. Investigators suspect abuse, an example of a growing problem.

Vulnerable adult abuse gets daughter a four month jail sentence

Carol Ann Maneke was the guardian for her 87-year-old father. After being rescued by police and social workers he died one week later in a hospital. His death was from malnutrition-related weakness.

Elder Abuse a Serious Matter in U.S., Canada

As baby boomers age, more and more of them are concerned about their futures. With life expectancy increasing the focus is now on the treatment of the elderly. Elder abuse is considered a serious national problem both in the United States and Canada.
 

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Norma Marshall  94  speaks at a Toronto Police Service press conference about being defrauded of her...
Norma Marshall, 94, speaks at a Toronto Police Service press conference about being defrauded of her life savings and possessions
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Toronto dentist Dr Natalie Archer launches D.E.A.R. to raise awareness for dental elder abuse
Toronto dentist Dr Natalie Archer launches D.E.A.R. to raise awareness for dental elder abuse
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