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What is financial abuse as it relates to elder abuse?

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Financial abuse is when an older person's money or property are threatened. Someone might use his credit cards or bank accounts without his permission, forge signatures, or force him to change a legal document like a will or power of attorney.

It can also include charging too much for home repair or medical care or billing for a service that he never received. People or groups who ask for donations for fake charities are also doing this.

From: Elder Abuse: Know the Signs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Elder Abuse: Definitions," “Understanding Elder Abuse Fact Sheet.”

National Council on Aging: "Elder Abuse Facts."

American Psychological Association: "Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search for Solutions."

National Institute on Aging: "Elder Abuse."

Health in Aging: "Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect in Older Adults."

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: "What Is Elder Abuse?" "Sexual Abuse," "Financial Abuse," "Physical Abuse," "Psychological Abuse," "Neglect and Self-Neglect."

National Institute of Justice: "Elder Abuse."

Administration on Aging: "What Is Elder Abuse," "What If I Suspect Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation?"

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Elder Abuse: Definitions," “Understanding Elder Abuse Fact Sheet.”

National Council on Aging: "Elder Abuse Facts."

American Psychological Association: "Elder Abuse and Neglect: In Search for Solutions."

National Institute on Aging: "Elder Abuse."

Health in Aging: "Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect in Older Adults."

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse: "What Is Elder Abuse?" "Sexual Abuse," "Financial Abuse," "Physical Abuse," "Psychological Abuse," "Neglect and Self-Neglect."

National Institute of Justice: "Elder Abuse."

Administration on Aging: "What Is Elder Abuse," "What If I Suspect Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation?"

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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