|Jefferson Area Coalition to End Elder Abuse formed
GACAAA welcomes a new partner in the fight against adult abuse. A formal
announcement of this effort in the Albemarle County and Charlottesville
region adjacent to Augusta County was made in June. Doris Gelbman, a
good friend of GACAAA, and Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney
Robert Tracci are spearheading the new organization.
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Report Adult Abuse: 1-888-83-ADULT
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|STAUNTON – Sometimes the greatest gift you
can give an older loved one doesn't come with a
bow on top. It's your alert, caring eye for signs
of possible abuse.
Adult children who worry their parents may be
financially exploited by a relative, caregiver or
friend can often spot signs when the family gets
fraud is often committed by relatives of the
victim, relatives are also the ones most likely to
come to the rescue, suggests Jim Rothrock,
commissioner of the Dept. of Aging and
Anne See, a public benefits and elder law
paralegal at Blue Ridge Legal Services, says
her case load of late bears that out.
|Typical financial exploitation cases
Financial exploitation of older adults can involve
theft in many forms: income, cash, accounts,
assets, or property, See says.
"I had a case with an elderly gentleman who was
being cared for by a relative who abandoned
him to a nursing home," said the paralegal. "The
relative continued to get his checks. It was the
man's son who found and brought his father
home, and asked us to try to get the money
A most common situation See encounters is the
misuse of an older person's money by someone
who's living with them.
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