Elder Abuse

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  • Elder Abuse: For Many Aging Americans, Home is Where the Fraud Is

    A nationwide elder abuse analysis has led to a surprising conclusion that could cause older Americans to think twice about trusting their money to those nearest and dearest to them.

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  • Top 10 Questions About Elder Abuse

    The term elder abuse encompasses a wide array of mistreatment of the elderly. Learn the warning signs, laws, and what to expect if you need to report a suspected case of risk or harm to an older person.

  • Long-Distance Caregiving: Checking For Signs of Abuse

    Long-distance caregivers should learn the overt and subtle signs of mistreatment and check for them regularly. Being proactive and knowing what steps you can take to stop elder abuse will help ensure your loved one's safety.

  • Preventing the 5 Kinds of Elder Abuse

    There are five basic types of elder abuse: physical, sexual, psychological, financial and neglect. If others are involved in providing care for an elderly loved one, be aware of the potential for elder abuse and how to identify it.

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