Retirement Communities

A federal court in California refused to dismiss financial elder abuse claims against CC-Palo Alto relating to “entrance fees” transferred to the retirement community’s parent organization. However, the court dismissed most of the plaintiffs’ other claims including concealment, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims.

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California Deputies Accused of Bilking Elderly Woman With Dementia

Like many Americans her age do each winter, Rosalie Achiu hopped on a flight to escape the cold for somewhere balmy. Achiu, a 75-year-old woman with dementia, was alone on her way to a tropical island less than a month after a series of bizarre incidents that seemed to stem from a seemingly routine welfare check by law enforcement.

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Homeowners Call California Program a Magnet for Fraud

An elderly California woman suffering from stroke, dementia and cancer claims in court that she was charged $129,000 — “more than double the normal price” — for work on her home she did not need, and to replace items she had recently upgraded. Five other poor, elderly homeowners also sued Oakland-based Renew Financial Holdings, on similar charges, in April.

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