Thursday, June 25, 2009

Nevada Federal Employees Trained to Spot Elderly Abuse

Nevada Federal employees receive annual training to recognize and report suspected abuse, neglect, isolation or exploitation of “older” and “vulnerable” people 60+ years old.

The top fraudulent activities that older people are subjected to include financial, construction, real estate, insurance and medical equipment scams.

Did you know that…

  • Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological or other forms of abuse and neglect.

  • For every reported case of elderly abuse, there are an estimated five (5) that go unreported.

  • Most cases of elder abuse don’t happen in “old folks” homes; they happen at home.

To learn more about more about senior scam/fraud prevention, visit one of the following web sites:

Stop Senior Scams.Org
http://www.stopseniorscams.org/

Department of Business and Industry
http://fightfraud.nv.gov/Seniors.htm

Senior Protection Unit, Nevada Attorney General’s Office
http://ag.state.nv.us/senior/protection.htm

If you have been a victim of elderly abuse or know of someone that has, report it by calling the Nevada Division of Aging Services at one of the following numbers:

Las Vegas (702) 486-3545

Reno (775) 688-2964

Rule to remember: If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.

1 comment:

Smarry said...

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