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  • By Adina Wingate Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Seniors are subject to all kinds of abuse, but there are ways to keep them safe

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Families unwittingly signing away their ability to hold nursing homes accountable in court.

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  • By Adina Wingate For the Arizona Daily Star

Older adults are often targets of scams and abuse.

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  • By Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star

Forged hundreds of checks but had little to show for it. 

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

Vulnerable adults are at risk everywhere, Arizona Supreme Court rules.

  • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

The justices rejected arguments that the law was always intended to cover things like nursing homes.

  • By Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star

As Arizona’s elderly population grows, law enforcement and prosecutors are seeing an increase in the number of incidents of exploitation and a…

  • By Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star

A developmentally disabled couple were forced to stay outside all day in 100-degree-plus weather, work without pay and sleep on the floor, jur…

  • Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX - Arizona hospitals are subject to being sued under the state's "elder abuse" laws, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

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  • Kim Smith Arizona Daily Star

All eight residents of a state-licensed care home on Tucson's south side were evacuated Monday after its operators - a mother and her son - we…

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  • BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Assistant Attorney General Jesse Delaney discusses a point in Pima County Superior Court.

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  • Kim Smith Arizona Daily Star

To Assistant Attorney General Jesse Delaney, justice doesn't begin or end in a courtroom.

  • Kim Smith Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson woman is facing up to 13 3/4 years in prison after admitting she abused and stole from a bedridden woman who later died.

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A Pima County Superior Court grand jury has indicted a Tucson man on charges alleging he allowed his wheelchair-using girlfriend to languish i…

  • Kim Smith Arizona Daily Star

When Janet Nardi met Julie Lane, she saw a wonderful caregiver for her 80-year-old mother, who needed help following a bad fall in late 2010.

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Julie Lane was indicted on multiple charges of fraud, forgery and theft from a vulnerable adult, and con victed in February of forging checks …

  • Kim Smith Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson man accused of bilking roughly $250,000 from a woman in her 90s was sentenced to three years' probation and 312 days in jail Thursday…