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BREAKING: DOJ Announces the Results of the 2020 Elder Fraud Sweep and New Nursing Home Initiative

Elder financial abuse

Attorney General William P. Barr : Today’s event highlights an issue I am personally very committed to: protecting our seniors from abuse.  I am proud of the work the Department of Justice is doing to keep our seniors safe, and I am pleased to have several announcements to discuss today. 

Additionally, I want to highlight what the Department of Justice is doing to combat two of the most pressing threats our elderly citizens are facing.

Dale Yeager Keynote at Victims of Elder Abuse and Exploitation National Symposium

Dale Yeager Speaker Elder Abuse

Knowledge is Power:

Day-long symposium offering relevant information, data, facts, guidance, and support to victims of elder abuse, probate guardianship abuse, and elder financial exploitation. Victims’ family members and friends, elder justice advocates as well as industry professionals are welcome and invited to attend. This is a free event, but registration is required.

A Workshop for Victims of Elder Abuse and Exploitation & Elder Justice Advocates

Presentations and discussions will address:

  • Status on the fight for elder justice as our population ages with 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 daily

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY ELDER FRAUD & FINANCIAL ABUSE?

Elder financial abuse

The Population Reference Bureau report, “Aging in the United States,” examines recent trends and disparities among adults ages 65 and older, and how baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 will reshape America’s older population.  The number of Americans ages 65 and over is expected to exceed 98 million by 2060, increasing their share of the total population to 24%. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), elder financial abuse and fraud costs to older Americans range from $2.9 billion to $36.5 billion annually. As the 65 and over population grows, elder financial abuse and fraud totals are also likely to increase.