Caregiver arrested, accused of stealing from patient, 77, in Cherokee County


AJC CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY A caregiver was arrested Wednesday after officials in Cherokee County said she stole thousands of dollars from her patient. Ebony Michelle Mitchell, 48, is facing six co...


Largest-Ever Verdict in Bibb County Reached in Negligence Case Involving Abuse of Developmentally Disabled Man


Total Care Community Living is on the hook for $118 million following a jury verdict reached last week which found the company negligent in allowing a severely disabled man in Macon to be abused by it...


Behavioral Health for Professionals 988: Answering the Call for Stronger Suicide Prevention Efforts


Key Takeaways While older adults only make up 12% of the U.S. population, they account for 18% of all suicide deaths. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline aims to expand crisis care access to older...


Older adults lose $1 billion in scams, FTC reports

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Older adults lost $1 billion to scams in 2021, with impersonation and investment scams costing them more money last year compared with 2020, according to a new report from the US Federal Trade Commiss...


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Verdict reached in Albany elderly exploitation trial


ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – The verdict was reached Thursday afternoon in the trial of a woman charged with abusing and ripping off elderly and disabled people through an unlicensed personal care home ...


Montana woman sentenced to prison for stealing more than $600,000 from elderly, blind victim under her guardianship


MISSOULA — A Butte woman who admitted to stealing more than $600,000 from an elderly and blind woman, now deceased, who was under her care, and spending the money instead on lake property, vehicles, a...


Rockdale County PEARL Program Commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day


June 15, 2022 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Rockdale County PEARL (Protecting our Elderly and At-risk with Resources for better Living) program believes everyone has a right to safety an...


DeKalb County man sentenced for exploiting elderly aunt


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A DeKalb County man convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from his elderly aunt has been sentenced to spend a year behind bars. Thursday, a DeKalb County Superior Court...


Elderly woman taken from Illinois, financially exploited after being brought to Conyers


Police said the woman neglected and financially exploited the 81-year-old for months. CONYERS, Ga. — A Conyers woman is accused of taking an elderly woman from Illinois then neglecting her for months ...