August 25, 2010
Senior care St Louis providers, Continuum, explain the common factors that point to a greater risk for elder fraud and abuse. Several factors concerning elders themselves, while they don’t excuse abuse, influence whether there is a greater risk for abuse. These factors include:
- social isolation
- the elder’s role at an earlier time as an abusive parent or spouse
- a history of domestic violence in the home
- the elder’s own tendency toward verbal or physical aggression
In addition, elders may be susceptible to fraud. Financial abuse costs older Americans more than $2.6 billion per year.
If you suspect your loved one may be experiencing elder fraud, Senior care St Louis experts, Continuum, may be able to help. Contact us at (636) 861-3336 for further information.