Jefferson Exchange | November 13, 2013
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Wed November 13, 2013

Elder Abuse-The Financial Kind

Workers from Adult Protective Services in Oregon describe features and occurrence of elder financial abuse.

The term "elder abuse" is one of those that can raise hackles the moment you hear it. 

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Yes, there are examples of physical and emotional abuse.

But often, the abuse of senior citizens has a financial component... as friends and even relatives take advantage of aging people, and mess with their finances.

Oregon's office of Aging and People with Disabilities monitors the problem, and suggests solutions.
 

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