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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...

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

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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...

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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

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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 ...

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

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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...

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Rockdale County PEARL Program Commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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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...

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DeKalb County man sentenced for exploiting elderly aunt

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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...

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In Georgia, romance scammers are breaking hearts — and pocketbooks

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Olunwadamilare Kolaogunbule spent four years creating fake profiles on dating websites, love bombing women to create the appearance of a romantic relationship then asking his victims for money. His pl...

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Local pastor, wife charged with running illegal group home, holding elderly against their will.

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The Griffin Police Department has arrested a man who claims to be a local pastor and his wife for running an unlicensed personal care home.  Investigators said EMS was called out the home along Valley...