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Help Is on the Way: Senior Legal Hotlines Respond to Elder Abuse  

Author:  Ellie Crosby  Lanier, J.D. .; David L. Mandel, J.D..

Source: Volume 03, Number 02, Fall 2010 , pp.187-191(5)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Helplines are an important component of efforts to protect elders from abuse. This article describes the development of the senior legal hotline. After 20 years, these hotlines exist in at least half of the states and provide legal advice and other legal services at no cost to callers. Senior legal hotlines can provide information on financial scams, adult guardianship, advance directives, housing, medical care, and public benefits.


Affiliations:  1: University of Georgia School of Law; 2: California Senior Legal Hotline.

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