This week a New York Times article , on 93-year-old billionaire media mogul, Sumner Redstone ,offered a lesson on how to avoid financial elder abuse . Redstone may be his own worst enemy, according to the story, setting up a trust that invited ” sweetheart scams” and undue influence, by a cast of accused younger lovers, his daughter and top aides.
An elder law attorney interviewed in the piece, warns that this legal threat is growing all over the world as the populations ages. The rich and famous, like Redstone, Harper Lee , 104-year-old heiress Mrs. Astor , and the bizarre centenarian, Hugette Clark, who made her home in a famous New York Hospital for 20 years and then left her fortune to a nurse and the the hospital foundation – all became fodder scandal media. But each was alleged or proven elderly scams that opened up front page law suits involving uber rich entitled and confused elderly. This brings attention to a huge problem that professionals in aging and care managers see on an increasing basis.
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I owned a geriatric care management agency for 25 years. I employed doctors from China, nuns who had fled Serbia, many nurses ,accountants and engineers from the Philippines.
Did I I know their caregiving skills, honesty (background checks), ability to speak two sometimes three languages— yes.
But did I know their real background? Did I know they left children at home because they could not make enough money in their native country to feed or even put them through college.
Who do we really hire to care for our elders? Here is an article from the New Yorker to tell you . Perhaps as an industry and country that demands a two income wage earner, where women must work and leave their kids and elders to the care of often immigrant care providers- we need to know more about these woman and men who care so well but leave their own families.