Financial abuse

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At What Age Is It Considered Elder Abuse?

While some states may have different age ranges, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) define elder abuse as the mistreatment of someone over the age of 60. Abuse can happen in a nursing home or at an older person’s own home by spouses, adult children, other family… Read More

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Power of Attorney and Elder Abuse: Why Seniors Are at Risk

When someone with power of attorney uses it to steal money from a senior, it may be considered abuse. Lawyers, family members, friends, nursing home staff, and even strangers can commit this type of elder abuse. Know the signs so that you can identify and stop power of attorney elder abuse before it has lasting… Read More