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 »

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 »

What is considered elder abuse?

Elder abuse is a crime that often goes unreported and affects 1 to 2 million people every year, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. The victims of elder abuse are men and women who can... Read More »

Why does elder abuse happen?

There are risk factors for elder abuse whether caregivers are working at home or in an institution. Proper support systems for caregivers and seniors will benefit both.Mental and Physical Disabili... Read More »