Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect

In the US, millions of cases of elder abuse and neglect are reported each year, and millions more go unreported. Elder abuse may include physical, sexual, or emotional harm as well as financial exploitation or neglect by their caretakers.  Unfortunately, elders are more susceptible to abuse and neglect as the aging process leaves them frail and less able to care for themselves. They can’t physically protect themselves and may also have difficulty thinking clearly.  Abuse and neglect often take…

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Elder Financial Abuse and Undue Influence

According to the FBI, Over 92,000 victims over the age of 60 reported $1.7 billion in losses in 2021. In addition, it is predicted that the number of Americans aged 65 and older will nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060, and that their share of the total population will rise from 16 percent to 23 percent during that time period. Elder fraud is likely to become more prevalent as the elderly population grows,…

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