Elder Justice Coalitions' Bob Blancato explains why elder abuse is growing rural communities and how people can help to curb down the growing trend.
Bob Blancato, the National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition in Washington, D.C., gives tips on how to protect senior citizens during a conference at the Bighorn Resort Thursday.
A Lewistown social worker said she can’t do anything to help a brain-injured elderly man who sold his house for a couple hundred dollars to his caretaker, gave her power of attorney over his affairs and let her kids inherit his estate.
In March 2010, Congress passed the first comprehensive elder abuse prevention law, the Elder Justice Act. It was an important victory for advocates of the aging. But, more than a year later, the law remains unfunded, said the national coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition.
Bob Blancato of the National Elder Justice Coalition speaks during a one-day conference on elder exploitation at the Big Horn Resort on Wednesday morning.