Thursday, November 10, 2011

Elder abuse and financial exploitation. Where to go for help.

My dear sixtyandsingle.com readers.
I am working on an in-depth piece about elder abuse, guardianships and adult protective services.
It's a big project with lots of reporting.
Meanwhile Steve Leader at Portland's KXL 101.1 FM radio interviewed me today on those topics. You can catch the interview at KXL.com 
As follow up to the radio show, I'm posting helpful Web sites and phone numbers on the topic of elder abuse.  Here they are:
National Center on Elder Abuse: http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/ for state-by-state contact information, facts and resources.
National Elder Care Locators for adult protection services 800-677-1116.
Adult Protective Services, Region III hotline for Southwest Washington - 877-734-6277.
Vancouver, (Wash.) Elder Justice Center - 360-397-2261
Friends of the Elder Abuse Justice Center at Facebook.com
Washington Adult Protective Services statewide hotline - 877-734-6277
Oregon Adult Protective Services - click here.
Oregon APS by county, click here.
Elder Abuse and Neglect: Warning signs, click here.
Case reports:
Missouri man leaves sick woman rotting alive, click here.
Bellevue, Wash. accountant steals $1 million from elderly couple, click here.
Actor Mickey Rooney, 90, testifies before Congress on elder abuse, click here.
Special Committee on Aging, 2011 testimony, click here.

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