Is elder financial abuse a crime under criminal code?

Answer There is no federal law stating that elder financial abuse is a crime under the criminal code. Many states, however, have passed legislation that mandate criminal penalties for financial elder abu... Read More »

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The Texas Penal Code on Elder Abuse?

In Texas, elderly individuals age 65 or older are protected from being abused under Texas Penal Code Section 22.04. The law provides that anyone who perpetrates abuse against an elderly individual... Read More »

How is elder abuse prevented?

Planning for the future is one of the best ways to avoid elder abuse. Consider a variety of retirement options, ones that will encourage safety as well as independence

How to Report Elder Abuse?

Elder Abuse or the abuse of an older adult can come in many forms. It can be physical abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse, neglect, self-neglect and abandonment. Elder abuse can be extremel... Read More »

Elder Abuse Reporting Act?

Every year in California, over 200,000 elderly American citizens suffer from financial abuse at the hands of unscrupulous family members and financial institutions. Yet, only about one in every 10... Read More »