Protecting Against Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a serious threat facing many older people and those who love and care for them. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, neglect and emotional abuse are the most common forms of abuse, but 40% of cases involve some form of financial exploitation. Such actions can be devastating for the victim, but also for the rest of the family. Unfortunately, elder abuse has been on the rise and is expected to become more prevalent with our aging population. Women, people over the age of 80, and people who live alone or in care facilities are targeted the most. Perpetrators many times suffer from mental illness or substance abuse problems or tend to be financially dependent upon t

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