Last Will and Embezzlement
is a new, must-see resource on financial elder abuse that I think you
will find useful; feel free to share it with your colleagues as well.
(It features Hollywood icon, Mickey Rooney, who shares his story of financial exploitation by a close relative.) There’s also a 2-minute trailer link attached.
Now Available from Terra Nova Films!
A Must-see 2012 Release on Financial Elder Abuse
See a 2-minute trailer of the film with this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJCDQpqHPEQ&feature=youtu.be
“Of all the illegal and illicit enterprises in the world, elder exploitation is among the safest and most profitable. It’s a criminal’s dream….” – From the DVD
The video documents two hard-to-forget stories of exploitation:
Producer Pamela S. K. Glasner shares how her parents’ life savings were embezzled by a man who insinuated himself into their lives, and her attempts to set things right.
(“As far as I know, this man waltzed into a nursing home, walked up to a man who was cognitively impaired, and said, ‘Here, sign this’, and that’s it. The next thing I know, this man’s got control over my dad’s money.”)
Hollywood icon, Mickey Rooney, tells how he lost millions of dollars through a trusted family member.
(“I hope people that will see this will say, ‘Gosh, if it can happen to Mickey Rooney, it can happen to anybody’.”)
A must-see resource for seniors, family members, and service providers in all disciplines and walks of life.
REMINDER: NCPEA members receive a 15% discount on all Terra Nova Films!
Self Neglect: What We Can Learn from the Mary Northern Case
Putting a human face on one of the most complex and important self-neglect cases of our time, this new DVD introduces us to Mary Northern--a 72 year old woman with gangrene in her lower legs, who refuses surgery, insisting her legs were just dirty. It documents her early life and accomplishments, lists the known facts of the case when first reported to Adult Protective Services, and provides a progression on the case and the subsequent interventions. Through the presentations of several expert panelists, the video delves into the tough issues of capacity and competence, and provides an informative look at the ethical, legal, social, financial, and mental health concerns involved in serving the best interests of vulnerable older adults. The accompanying Teaching and Discussion Guide serves as a springboard to a multidisciplinary dialogue that addresses a myriad of preventive and applicable interventions possible in cases of extreme self-neglect.
Item Code: SNMNDVD
Running Time: 99 minutes
Terra Nova Films has released a new video on elder abuse, specifically self-neglect. Read more about the video, named "I Won't Go," by clicking here.
Beginning on June 15 at 8:30pm ET (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day), Link TV will broadcast An Age for Justice, the film created for the Elder Justice Now campaign with footage provided by local video advocates across the U.S. WITNESS and NCOA have recently launched a national screening initiative to widely distribute the film and 11 individual videos as a tool for raising awareness about the silent issue of elder abuse (http://elderjusticenow.org/host-a-screening/).
Link TV is an independent non-commercial network devoted to global issues, available in 32 million U.S. homes receiving satellite television on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410. Select programs are shown on more than 170 local cable systems, on many college campus channels and streamed worldwide on the Internet. For more information, visit http://www.linktv.org.
Learn more about the broadcast on this Link TV page: http://www.linktv.org/programs/age-for-justice
Saving Our Parents (DVD)
An educational documentary hosted by Emmy & Golden Globe winner Ed Asner. A winner in the 16th Annual Mature Media Awards Educational and Training Video Program this film is the collaborative effort of numerous experts and professionals, including:
William Bratton – Los Angeles Police Chief
Dr. Jonathan Fielding – Los Angeles Public Health Inspector
Chayo Reyes - Elder Fraud & Financial Services Consultant
Sanjaya Saxena M.D. – UCSD Dept. of Psychiatry
Marion Somers, Ph.D. – Geriatric Care Manager
Marc B. Hankin – Author & Lecturer: "Elder Law for All Practitioners"
This 60 minute film is divided into easily viewable segments that contain interview footage of victimized families, expertise from various professional fields as well as inspirational advice and tips. Segments include:
Predatory caregivers and crooked conservators
Financial scam artists
Neglectful nursing homes
Generations living together
The importance of hiring a Geriatric Care Manager
Dangerous hoarding disorders that pose health risks
Alzheimer’s: Former president Ronald Reagan and his son Michael’s transformational experience
Tips from elder abuse attorney
Buy Saving Our Parents Now!
A percentage of the sale proceeds will be donated to the
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA).
(Any visitor to www.savingourparents.com can generate a donation for NCPEA through selection from the “Charity to Receive Donation” drop down box.)
Elder Abuse And Neglect In The Family: A Videotape Series
This three-part videotape training series, produced by Intersection Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts as part of Project IDEA, a U.S. Administration on Aging funded project was the first prize winner in The Retirement Research Foundation's national media awards. The following videos can be purchased or rented individually or as a series. Available from NCPEA.
#1 The Hidden Sorrow: An Overview (24 minutes). This overview of the problem examines definitions of elder abuse and neglect, and its causes and manifestations, through conversations with victims, medical staff, and other professionals. It provides an opportunity to examine individual feelings about "ageism" and cultural views on aging and old people.
#2 In Pursuit Of A Life Without Violence: Intervention Strategies (26 minutes). Using four actual cases of elder abuse, social workers discuss intervention strategies which involve conducting assessments, developing service plans, coordinating community services, using the legal system, and building trusting relationships.
#3 Difficult Choices: Ethical Issues In Casework (20 minutes). Using a case example, a caseworker, lawyers, and other professionals analyze the civil rights of individuals to live their own lives without intervention from the state. Issues of competency, victim reluctance, and quality of life are raised.