Preventing and Responding to Financial Exploitation
Although most caregivers have our best interests at heart, financial exploitation is a serious problem both in the community and in facilities. Elder financial exploitation is when someone uses an older person’s money or property for their own benefit, instead of for the older person’s benefit.
It is important to understand your rights, watch for warning signs, and share any concerns you have. If you suspect financial exploitation, report it right away. You can call our Elder Rights Center at 561-684-5885 for help.
Check out the following articles to learn more about preventing, detecting, and reporting financial exploitation.
Planning to protect yourself from financial exploitation
Protecting your loved one from financial exploitation in an assisted living facility
Cómo prevenir, identificar y reportar la explotación financiera en los centros de residencia asistida
Protecting your loved one from financial exploitation in a nursing home
Cómo prevenir, identificar y reportar la explotación financiera en los asilos de ancianos