Care Options for LGBTQ Clients

June was Pride Month, which brings awareness of the impact and the contributions that LGBTQ people have made throughout history. While it has been 47 years since the first Gay Pride marches took place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, the fight for equality and for communities and workplaces, free from discrimination, continues. Care options for LGBTQ older people are no exception.

Imprisonment

Elder abuse, such as imprisonment in their own home, is more prevalent than abuse in living facilities. This form of fraud can consist of physical, financial, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as neglect and abandonment. Often home imprisonment and the subsequent...

In-Home Care Provider Abuses

AARP states that nearly 10 million adults age 65 and older receive care at home or in a residential care setting. Home care aides work with clients to provide care services in their home and while most of these aides are amazing, some are not. There are many stories...

Threats of Harm

An elder may be threatened that if they don’t go along with something harm will come to them. They may be threatened that something will be done to someone else they love. For those with dementia they may not remember the previous threats and may regularly give...

ATM Cards & Stolen Checks

Family members who steal from elderly family members are cunning, deceptive, and patient. They will often take their time building up to the theft and trying to cover their tracks. A vulnerable person may not consider that a relative may steal from them. They may...

Medicare Scams

One of the most common scams surrounding Medicare is an identity theft scam. A phone call to an elderly person will tell them that new cards are being sent out for Medicare and they just need the elder’s Medicare number and name to make sure they get their new...

Identity Theft

Identity theft scams are a dime a dozen. The scariest part of identity theft is that it can take some time after the crime has begun to find out that you are a victim. Older persons are ideal targets for identity thieves because they are vulnerable. The scams can be...