Senior Issues

Alzheimer’s Care Puts Financial Strain On Family Members

August 16, 2016
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Alzheimer’s Care Puts Financial Strain On Family Members

By Cara Rosner Connecticut has a high prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, often placing an enormous financial strain on caregivers who are spending thousands of dollars a year on care, reports show. “Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in America,” said Jennifer Walker, vice president of communications and...

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Urged To Protect Seniors From Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

September 8, 2012
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Consumers Union and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform have urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)to adopt a number of reforms to protect vulnerable seniors from the potential pitfalls of reverse mortgages. The CFPB is collecting public comment on reverse mortgages as it considers whether to strengthen oversight of the industry. “Seniors can...

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SENIOR MATTERS: Nursing Home Scandals Across The Country

August 17, 2012
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SENIOR MATTERS: Nursing Home Scandals Across The Country

By Blair Hickman (iStockPhoto) This week, we launched Nursing Home Inspect, an interactive tool that lets you search more than 20,000 inspection reports from nursing homes nationwide. Below is a sampling of the types of stories that could be buried in those reports. If you know about more great watchdog journalism on nursing homes,...

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CT Golden Years: Connecticut’s Elderly Can Sign on with National Elder Abuse Data Base

August 1, 2012
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CT Golden Years: Connecticut’s Elderly Can Sign on with National Elder Abuse Data Base

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking information on incidents of exploitation of the elderly, including financial exploitation to include in the Federal Register. The Register is advertising its efforts nationally to create a data base of elder exploitation and elder abuse, including financial abuse as well as certifications or designations of financial advisers...

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