Elder abuse occurs to 1 in 10 adults over 60, according to the National Council on Aging, and 60% of elder abuse is perpetrated by family members. About two-thirds of those perpetrators are adult children or spouses. One of the most common forms of elder abuse is financial elder abuse. That’s the misuse or withholding of an older adult’s resources by another. If you are a concerned and caring child, these statistics may seem alarming – however with a few simple steps, you can stand between your parent and abuse/neglect.
Here are three preventive measures: