19 March 2015

Three Score Ten

Elder Abuse, Financial Elder Abuse, Fraud, Undue Influence, Theft.... at or near or even long before 70-years-old that's when it's likely happen to you.

Three score ten is all that is promised to us according to King James.

1. What is elder abuse?

It is the neglect, exploitation or “painful or harmful” mistreatment of anyone who is 65 or older (or anyone aged 18 to 64 who falls under the legal definition of a “dependent” adult). It can involve physical violence, psychological abuse, isolation, abandonment, abduction, false imprisonment or a caregiver’s neglect. It could also involve the unlawful taking of a senior’s money or property.

In short, elder abuse involves various crimes, such as theft, assault or identity theft, that strike victims of all ages. But when the victim is 65 years old or older (or a dependent adult), the criminal could face stiffer penalties.
For the most part we treat our elders worst than we treat beat up old automobiles.

When the story below first broke, "This Ain't No Game Show" was on top of it:

Two charged with felony elder abuse in abandoned Castro Valley care home case

"The owner and a top administrator who are accused of abandoning elderly and mentally ill residents in a Castro Valley senior home in 2013 without proper staffing or care for two days have been charged with felony elder abuse and could face up to 17 years in prison if convicted, officials said Monday."

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