The threat of elder abuse is daunting for the 40 million family caregivers who help their parents and spouses live independently at home. Some of these family caregivers provide 24/7 care. These individuals may also help with finances, transportation, medication management and more. Others may count on the support of paid aides to help.
Entrusting the care of a loved one to a stranger can be hard. The stress and resentment of being a constant caregiver can sometimes lead some to lash out harmfully. In some cases, a care recipient may not be able, or feel comfortable, calling for help.
Here is a link to help on how to avoid elder abuse and detect elder fraud. It is a guide for older people, caregivers and family members.
You can also take a quiz on elder financial abuse.
For more details you can go to aarp.org and type in elder abuse in the search box.