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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Elderly Abuse and Exploitation issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Abuse

    Information on the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

    Consumer Legal Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Associatioin Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Area Agencies on Aging

    Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the front door for aging services in your community. Your AAA is staffed with skilled workers who can provide information about services and also assist in obtaining access to those services. Use this finder to locate the specific Area Agency on Aging that covers your county. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians

    This booklet provides information about aging services available across the commonwealth. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Eldercare Locator

    The Eldercare Locator from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Elder Financial Abuse (Video)

    This video from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities aims to educate professionals about how to identify the signs of elder financial abuse. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities
  • Financial Planners or Scammers

    Consumer Advisory from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General about solicitations from so-called experts offering financial and estate planning services. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Legal Briefs: Elder Law

    Information discussed by Attorney Whitney Hughes of the Allegheny County Bar Association on the November 1, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Here are some common questions and some helpful tips in navigating through this sometimes confusing area of law. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Living Trusts

    This publication from the Erie County Bar Association outlines what a living trust is, who needs one, advantages and disadvantages of having one, as well as myths and scams involving living trusts. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Money Smart for Older Adults

    Older adults can be attractive targets for financial predators both known and unknown to them. "Money Smart for Older Adults" from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is designed to help older adults, family caregivers and others prevent, recognize, and report financial exploitation. Content Detail

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • National Center on Elder Abuse

    Website dedicated to to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families. Content Detail

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    U. S. Administration on Aging
  • Northampton County: Protection From Abuse Information

    Information on Protection From Abuse services in Northampton county. Content Detail

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    Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County website
  • Pennsylvania Resources on Elder Abuse

    Information from the National Center on Elder Abuse of the U.S. Administration on Aging on resources available to Pennsylvanians to deal with elder abuse. Content Detail

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    National Center on Elder Abuse, U.S. Administration on Aging
  • Preventing Financial Exploitation: What Every Senior Needs to Know

    Information on ways in which senior citizens are being financially exploited and ways in which seniors can avoid becoming victims. Specifically covered are abuse of power of attorney; joint bank account problems; deed transfers; and credit card fraud. Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)