A power of attorney is a legal authorization for a designated person to make decisions about another person’s property, finances or medical care. A power of attorney in the wrong hands can result in a financial predator stealing money, transferring assets or taking other adverse actions against the elder person. This post will feature links and resources on Power of Attorney.
Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Approximately one in 10 Americans age 60+ have experienced one form of elder abuse. This post will feature links and... Read More
Elder financial exploitation is defined as someone illegally or improperly using an older persons money or belongings for their own personal use. It is estimated that elders are scammed out of 36 billion dollars per year in financial exploitation. Despite elder financial exploitation being prevalent, only one in 24 cases are reported to authorities. This... Read More