Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE

Yesterday, at Suffolk County Courthouse in Central Islip, I attended a CLE on Financial Abuse of seniors.

The CLE noted the scope of people that engage in this - particularly scammers and family members. But according to National Adult Protective Services Association:

"Financial exploitation is a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors and adults with disabilities. Situations of financial exploitation commonly involve trusted persons in the life of the vulnerable adult, such as:
    • Caretakers
    • Family members
    • Neighbors
    • Friends and acquaintances
    • Attorneys
    • Bank employees
    • Pastor
    • Doctors or nurses"

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