Thursday, December 5, 2013

Boomers Against Elder Abuse l US Senate FRAUD HOTLINE

What happens when incapacitated elders are stripped of constitutional rights?

Today elders deemed incapacitated by the courts are in grave danger due to the fact that their rights are removed by mandate of the probate courts in all fifty states. 

Abuses occur because people who lose their rights are no longer equal in the eyes of the law.

People who are denied rights suffer due to the inability to own property or money, to vote, to be free to make any decisions about where they want to live, and who they want to see. 

We know it is morally intolerable. And yet it is allowed to happen every day.

To create a group who can have their assets seized, their rights to visitors taken away is wrong.  It is a form of "profiling" to select people and strip them of their ability to hire an attorney and seize their assets.

Many have discussed the abuses of elders deemed incapacitated from the point of view that the guardian and lawyers are at fault for inflicting this situation.  The fact is that the legal process of stripping a person of rights to defend themselves is the problem. 
Many people do everything they can to help elders. But others do not. 
When one person is assigned complete control over another person's life and assets, abuses can occur. 

The goal of this page is to expose the problem of guardianship court abuse, which is devastating financially to elders and their families, and emotionally abusive as well, in many cases, due to isolation of the elder from family who become very upset when the elder is incarcerated in a nursing home against their will.

Senate Aging Committee creates fraud hotline for seniors: Plain Dealing

Senior citizens who have been ripped off have yet another place to turn for help.

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has established a hotline to help seniors who suspect they've been scammed.

toll free hotline -- 1-855-303-9470 -- from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Seniors or their families also can file complaints online

Seniors can get advice and referrals, but the calls also will let the committee spot fraud trends. In addition the new hotline also lets it keep better tabs on how well federal agencies are able to respond to seniors' complaints.


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