Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and by Ronan M. Factora

By Ronan M. Factora

Increasingly, we pay attention of progressively more elders falling sufferer to monetary exploitation. even supposing this way of elder abuse has been well-known for years, its occurrence, occurrence, and effect at the universal person has been basically extra lately delivered to the highlight. regardless of those situations, popularity of hazard elements and signs of economic exploitation are usually not generally disseminated. also, as soon as occasions are pointed out and faced, the data of what to do subsequent is missing. those gaps are current in the scientific neighborhood, law-enforcement, and the finance group – components the place possibilities for reputation and intervention are universal. Our elders usually do not know of what to do after they see their very own possibility or once they fall sufferer. Aging and funds: decreasing possibility of monetary Exploitation and preserving monetary assets helps clinicians to combine id of such symptoms of abuse into their geriatric overview in addition to advisor them in appearing an overview of an participants’ monetary selection making means while appropriate.

Aging and funds: lowering possibility of monetary Exploitation and conserving monetary Resources is an important new textual content that offers the practising clinician with info on deciding upon danger elements and medical clues linked to monetary exploitation and the way to include those steps into their practice.

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Our parents and grandparents deserve no less. References 1. The MetLife study of elder financial abuse: crimes of occasion, desperation, and predation against America’s elders. 2011. pdf 2. National Center on Elder Abuse. Major Types of Elder Abuse. 21 September 2011. aspx 30 S. Soliman and J. Beaman 3. Vincent GK, Velkoff VA. S. Census Bureau; 2010. pdf 4. National Center on Elder Abuse. Fact Sheet: Elder abuse prevalence and incidence. 2005. pdf 5. Acierno R, et al. Prevalence and correlates of emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse and potential neglect in the United States: the national elder mistreatment study.

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Though the American Medical Association recommends screening for abuse in all elders [11], lack of training leads to clinicians who are unaware of the prevalence of abuse or the importance of screening for it in at-risk populations [12]. Lack of awareness of risk factors is compounded by a lack of appropriate documentation when elder abuse is recognized or occurring. This information could be invaluable to investigators in the future, and the value of accurate documentation is dependent completely on the clinician’s ability to recognize and document clinically significant findings and suspicions (see Chap.

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