Back in July and August of 2017 we wrote a couple articles about financial abuse targeted at seniors.
Did you see them?
Elder Care – Signs of Financial Abuse – In this article we looked at the warning signs that need to be seen as Red Flags getting us to pay close attention!
Tips to Keep Seniors Safe from Financial Abuse – Here we looked at some of the many practical thing you can do as someone with an aging or elderly relative. Sometimes you can plan – other times you just have to fight the fires in front of you. We hope this post will make it easier for you to PLAN.
It was always our intention to put together a list of solid resources for you, however, we got sidetracked with the revised guidelines for online passwords that came out mid August 2017. Did you hear about that? Yikes! Well, if not, you can get caught up to speed here. CLICK to read 2017 Updates to Best Practices for Online Passwords – Wow!
Now that we have all THOSE topics covered, it’s time for the List of Resources as promised! Just a bit later than expected!
Protect the Elderly from Financial Abuse
NCDA – National Center on Elder Abuse – What a great resource this is. From research to policy, and education, training, and awareness materials, the NCEA is a wealth of helpful, well-organized information.
CFPB – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Use the wealth of information put out by the CFPB; protecting older adults from fraud and financial exploitation
HHS – Department of Health & Human Services – Elder Justice – Millions of older Americans experience abuse, neglect, exploitation, or discrimination each year. Take steps to protect your physical, mental, and financial security.
FINRA – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority – “Are you a senior investor with questions about your brokerage account statement or an investment in a brokerage account? Are you concerned that your account may have been mishandled by a broker? To help you with these and other investment-related questions, FINRA provides the Securities Helpline for Seniors.” Call Toll Free 844-574-3577 Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm EST
NAPSA – National Adult Protective Services Association – “…the goal of NAPSA is to provide Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of APS at the national, state, and local levels, to effectively and efficiently recognize, report, and respond to the needs of elders and adults with disabilities who are the victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and to prevent such abuse whenever possible.”
Answers to FAQs about Elder Abuse – In addition to financial abuse, elder abuse takes many forms. This link takes you to a resource with answers to many frequently asked questions about elder abuse in ALL its many forms.
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This blog contains general information and is not meant to apply to a specific situation. Please seek advice of counsel before proceeding as each case is unique.