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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Preventing Financial Harm of Older Adults

  • Financial Abuse and Exploitation of Older Adults is an increasingly common event. While this type of crime is on the rise, individuals can make decisions and create safeguards which offer protection for yourself, a loved one or a client.
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  • Financial Abuse and Exploitation of Older Adults is an increasingly common event.  While this type of crime is on the rise, individuals can make decisions and create safeguards which offer protection for yourself, a loved one or a client.
    On Tuesday, June 25th at the Dodge City Civic Center VIP room, 2100 First Avenue from 2-3:30 pm, bring your questions and hear what these knowledgeable individuals have to say.  Panel members:  Evie Curtis, banking & finance; Det. George Brown, Ford County Sherriff Dept.; Deana Robbens social services; John Smithhisler, banking; and Rick Shaffer, aging services.  Members of the public, professionals serving older clients, caregivers, and interested citizens are encouraged to attend. There is no charge for the opportunity to ask the questions you’ve been ruminating on.
    If you are an adult considering who will act for you, should a time come when you can’t act for yourself, this will be an opportunity to understand more about how the choices you make, increase or decrease the likelihood that you will fall victim to financial abuse. Family members and friends lacking information about their duties may be surprised at the negative ramifications
    their actions result in when they think they are doing the best for all involved. When financial exploitation of an older adults is intentional, a coordinated effort among law enforcement, banking and social services is required to effectively intervene and to halt resources from being drained away.   
    Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC) is a non-profit organization. Since 1975 KABC has been “Advocating for Quality Long-Term Care” for elderly and disabled adults in Kansas. KABC advocates on behalf of consumers and with legislators, regulators and providers for increased quality in long-term care options that includes nursing homes, assisted living, home plus, and inhome care through home and community-based services.  Kansas Advocates for Better Care provides guidance, education and consumer advocacy for persons seeking a long-term care facility, and education to those who provide long-term care.  
    Funding for this community education event is provided through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, 2013 PEANE grant.
    For more information about this presentation or for other assistance, please call us toll-free: 800-525-1782, email us at info@kabc.org or visit www.kabc.org

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