Protecting Against Elder Financial Abuse During COVID-19 Elder financial abuse is rising problem in the United States. While thousands of seniors are affected, approximately only one in 44 cases is ever actually reported to the authorities. Unfortunately, coronavirus has created the perfect opportunity for scammers to take advantage of vulnerable adults. Millions of dollars have already…

The Effects of Elder Neglect Elder neglect is a serious public health concern that’s more common than you might think. In fact, at least 10% of Americans over the age of 60 will experience some form of elder abuse each year. The majority of these individuals reside in institutional settings like nursing homes and assisted…

Elder Abuse Prevention & Detection Abuse against the elderly population is a growing concern as Americans are living longer today than ever before. Millions of elderly adults are victims of abuse each year. More than half of these elderly abuse cases go unreported to authorities. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 6 seniors are…

A Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse Each year, thousands of adults over 60 experience some form of elder abuse. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), 1 in 6 seniors have been abused in community settings like nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If you’re concerned about your elderly loved one being abused, taking the following…

Financial Exploitation of the Elderly Financial exploitation is a fast-growing problem among the elderly. According to the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), financial abuse affects 1 in 20 older Americans. Seniors lose billions of dollars every year due to financial mistreatment, yet many cases still go unreported. Older adults are more vulnerable to this…

What Is Elder Abuse & How Can I report It? When elderly individuals are no longer able to care for themselves independently, they often rely on family members, in-home caregivers, or nursing home providers to get the level of assistance they require. For instance, there are multiple people who are collaborating in an older person’s…

Five Ways to Fight Against Elder Abuse Approximately 1 in 6 individuals aged 60 years and older are elder abuse victims. It is a growing problem that is seriously underreported with only 1 in 24 cases ever brought to authorities. Abuse numbers are higher in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, places where you should…

How to Handle an Elder Neglect Case It can be devastating to learn that your elderly family member is a victim of neglect by a caregiver or the facility that they reside in. You have put your trust into these people and agencies to ensure your family member receives the special attention they need in…

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