elder abuse

CONGRESSIONAL BILL WOULD DESTROY CALIFORNIA'S ELDER ABUSE PROTECTIONS, PATIENTS' ADVOCACY GROUP WARNS

 

 

East County News Service

March 9, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – Congress is considering a bill that will effectively end California’s 20-plus year civil protection system for victims of elder abuse or neglect perpetrated by health care providers.



“H.R. 1215 is a corporate wish list of anti-justice measures to immunize health care providers from accountability for terrible care by limiting justice for victims of health care malpractice,” warns California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, a nonprofit that advocates for improving care for patients needing long-term care. “The bill is misleadingly named the `Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017.’  A more apt name for H.R. 2115 would be `Obstruction of Justice for the Injured.’”

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS PRETENDING TO BE LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
May 16, 2012 (San Diego County) -- In the past week the Sheriff's Elder Abuse Unit has received information about two telephone scams which prey upon elderly residents of San Diego County. The first scam involved a suspect who claimed to be a 'relative' of an elderly woman whom he could not reach by phone.

SUSAN DAVIS HOLDING FORUM ON PROTECTING MEDICARE JULY 22

July 11, 2011 (San Diego) -- Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) is coordinating an event July 22 regarding the future of Medicare and efforts to protect it for future generations.  Davis is encouraging constituents to attend this meeting which is free to the public.
 
What is Medicare? What does it mean for you? What is the future of Medicare?
 

TOGETHER WE CAN STOP ELDER ABUSE

 

by Paul Downey, CEO & President, Senior Community Centers

February 10, 2011 (San Diego) - Elder abuse victims often live in silent desperation, fearing retaliation from their abusers. Many times, it takes the courage of a family member or loved one to take action and stop the abuse. The following information will help you recognize - and prevent - elder abuse:

AVOID ELDER ABUSE: USE CARE IN CHOOSING A CAREGIVER

By: Jeremy Los

February 3, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- The recent mistreatment of 93-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran Max Bauer in El Cajon has left a black eye on the profession of care giving. His caregiver is accused of leaving Bauer to wallow in filth, also allegedly robbing him. His case is among hundreds of elder abuse cases documented each year in San Diego.

Baby Boomers are quickly reaching the age where they, or their parents, may need assistance with daily tasks. But how do you find a qualified and compassionate caregiver—and avoid nightmare scenarios such as Max Bauer’s?

COUNTY STRIVES TO PROTECT ELDERLY FROM ABUSE AND NEGLECT


Public Guardian Steps In When Loved Ones Can’t

 

San Diego County Health & Human Services

August 28, 2010(San Diego) -- It’s a Wednesday morning and Alejandrina Martin knocks on the door of a 67-year-old man’s apartment in a low-income complex in the Lake Murray area.

Martin is one of three Public Guardian investigators with County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency’s Public Administrator/Public Guardian (PA/PG).

MOTHER AND SON ARRESTED FOR ABUSE OF DISABLED EL CAJON MAN

 

August 6, 2010 (El Cajon) – Emergency room physicians described the condition of Jeremy Marlow, 28, as the worst case of neglect that they had ever seen. Paramedics brought Marlow, who lived on Graves Avenue in El Cajon, to Grossmont Hospital on January 21. He was unconscious, suffering from infections, covered in open pressure wounds, and weighed less than 100 pounds, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. He died five days later of pneumonia.

 

Last night his mother, Deborah Marlow, 58, and his brother, Christopher Marlow, 26, were  arrested.  Both are charged with elder abuse, a crime that can be filed against caregivers for abusing a person of any age.

ARSONIST SENTENCED TO 19 YEARS FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS IN EAST COUNTY

 

February 16, 2010 (San Diego) San Diego-California Attorney General Edmund G. "Jerryy" Brown Jr. announced last week that Mary Louise Wilson, 54, of San Diego, has been sentenced to 19 years and 4 months in prison for attempting to "kill or seriously injure" nursing home residents by setting fires at the facilities, including nursing homes in El Cajon and National City.

 

Her sentence marks the longest prison term that anyone convicted by the Attorney General's Office has received in an elder abuse case.