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How you can keep your parents safe and prevent elder abuse

Older adults with significant health and personal care needs rely on others to help them do a number of things, from bathing and eating to paying bills and taking medication. If your parent is in this vulnerable position, you want to ensure that others who are there to help them do what you expect.

Perpetrators of elder abuse may be closer than you think

When people think about financial abuse that targets seniors, they often imagine digital spam and telemarketing scams. As a result, family members may not recognize that a parent or other elderly loved one may be at risk of abuse by someone they know. 

4 types of abuse elderly patients may suffer in a nursing home

There are thousands of nursing home facilities in the United States. While many of them provide competent, compassionate care to elderly patients, they don't all do this. For a variety of reasons, from staffing problems to negligent management, some nursing home facilities provide an environment that increases the potential for elder abuse.

Study: 'Dramatic' increase in exploitation of older adults

Elderly men and women are among the most vulnerable people when it comes to abuse and exploitation. Often, these parties are unfamiliar with technology, isolated and experiencing mental declines that affect their decision-making skills. As such, they can be targets for theft and financial abuse.

Elder law is designed to protect a vulnerable population of people

Growing older is a fact of life. Whether you live here in Colorado or elsewhere, as you age, you could become a target for someone who believes you are vulnerable. One form of abuse many older people suffer is financial abuse. Elder law is designed to help protect you from these types of people.

Red flags your aging parent is a victim of undue influence

If you have an older parent finishing up his or her estate plan, you may have some concerns about it. Elderly people can become susceptible to coercion and pressure by other people, such as family members or friends. Abusers take advantage of the physical and mental weakness of elderly people. This can impact the estate plan significantly. 

4 signs your relative is financially abusing your aging parent

You want to think the best of your family members, but sometimes the signs are too alarming to ignore. If you are suspicious that your sibling or another relative is stealing money from your elderly parent, you are likely feeling anger and confusion. According to AgingCare, most financial elder abusers are family members. 

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