News Story (California)
Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA)
June 18, 2018
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Tags: Elder Abuse, Seniors
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Sonoma County (California)
Ronit Rubinoff, executive director of Legal Aid of Sonoma County, said there’s a growing overlap between area housing woes and elder abuse, as more adult children or relatives are forced to move into homes owned or rented by seniors.
In one case handled by Rubinoff’s organization, a 74-year-old woman nearly lost her rental after her landlord tried to evict her for problems caused by her daughter, who was living with her. The daughter was neglecting the older woman, stealing her medications and not feeding her properly.