Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Financial Misconduct of the Elderly

As an agency that places companions and caregivers with seniors, we found this to be an interesting article as this is a subject that can unfortunately rear its ugly head without proper vetting and thorough background checks on a caregiver as well.

Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Written By : Bill Hayes

When a loved one gets older, it is common for use to worry about them. Are their needs being met? Should they be put in a home? Can we trust those who are looking after them?

Sadly, these causes for concern are justified. Cases of abuse are far too common for us to pretend they don't exist. One of the most common forms of elder mistreatment is financial abuse. This article will examine what financial abuse is, how it happens / who does it, and what you can do legally to correct the problem....continue article here

Posted by Wee Care Companions