Personality signs include:
- The elderly person seeming to be afraid of a caregiver;
- The elderly person becoming isolated from friends and family;
- Nervousness; and
The specific way to report elder financial abuse will vary slightly from state to state. However, some common ways to report elder financial abuse include the following:
- Reporting your suspicions to your local Adult Protective Services office;
- Making a report with your state attorney general’s office;
- Filing a police report in which you provide as many details as possible; and
- Reporting the issue to your local long-term care ombudsman if the abuse is occurring in a nursing home or other long-term care facility.
By being active in your loved one’s life and maintaining a watchful eye on the situation, you can help prevent the devastating effects of financial abuse.
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