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ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION

Center for Elder Law & Justice Launches “Risk Detector” App

  The Center for Elder Law & Justice has introduced the Legal Risk Detector App, a legal health check-up tool for housing, consumer, financial exploitation and health care issues. “Many people in our community face legal problems that threaten the essentials of life:  housing, health care, income, and more,” said Karen L. Nicholson, chief executive…

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Changes to your Medicare Card to Protect Your Identity

The 2016 Federal Budget Includes funding to help protect Americans from identity theft. A new law is on the way which does not permit a Social Security Number to be printed on a Medicare card.  (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/us/new-law-to-strip-social-security-numbers-from-medicare-cards.html?_r=1). Currently, most Medicare cards have a person’s Social Security Number (“SSN”) printed on the front.  We are all told to…

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The Elder Domestic Violence Shelter Network of Erie County (EDVSN)

In Erie County last week there were two victims of domestic violence; neither were women, and both were over 60. On July 6th, 89 year old Norman Eson of North Tonawanda was found dead in his home; his 83 year old wife was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. A day later, July 7th, 70-year…

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