Yearly Archives: 2016

Effective Elder Abuse Prevention Strategies

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Elder abuse is a problem that affects nearly 5 million people in the United States every year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Justice. This abuse can be emotional, financial or physical, and can take a toll on seniors and affect their quality of life. A…

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6 Tips to Help Senior Citizens Avoid Financial Scams

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Research has shown that seniors lose billions of dollars each year to financial scams. According to the Miami Herald newspaper, the elderly are often more trusting, less likely to report scams, and are sometimes poor witnesses. The following are 6 important tips to help seniors avoid elder financial abuse. Recognize Those Who Take Advantage of the Elderly…

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Teaming Up with Caregivers in an Effort to Prevent Elder Abuse

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According to a webinar presented by The Caregiver Network, caregivers are the first line of defense against ongoing elder abuse and neglect. With so many people acting as caregivers for their aging parents while simultaneously dealing with career and family demands, abuse and neglect can develop without much warning. The webinar covers the main risk factors…

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Taking a Close Look At Financial Elder Abuse Data

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A recent piece by Consumer Reports explores the discrepancies between reported numbers for financial elder abuse. The financial repercussions number in the billions, but the presented data cover a wide range. Knowing the exact numbers can help everyone understand the scale of this troubling problem. Original Damage Estimates A 2011 study performed by MetLife Mature Market Institute…

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