Financial exploitation is the most common form of elder abuse. Now, scammers are exploiting fears of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read about financial exploitation of older people and how state laws provide protections in the May issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter from the School’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:
“We had animal abuse statutes before we even had child abuse statutes. And then we thought about domestic violence. So elder abuse is still relatively new in our concept of this is wrong, we should do something about it.”
This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE Affiliate Barb Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN and news related to nursing and older adult health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 05/26/2020.