Angela Hill: How Do We Stop Elder Abuse?
There was a recent story out of Livingston Parish about a 43 year old man convicted of extorting money and property from a 75 year old woman, who thought she was in a romantic relationship with man.
Prosecutors say the man convinced the woman they would eventually marry. The 75 year old woman, who had been diagnosed with early onset dementia and depression 4 years ago, gave the man eighty thousand dollars from a reverse mortgage she took out on her home.
The 43 year old man was convicted of exploitation of the infirm. More simply put…elder abuse.
It's a subject we need to talk more about. As our population ages, more will be vulnerable to predators. And the predators come in many forms…like this man in Livingston parish who will now go to prison. Others are sometimes the people paid to care for the elderly.
We’ll talk about it today. Join me, won’t you?
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