Elder Abuse Awareness Month
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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Jun 5, 2024, 20:16 PM by Dana Racine
Finding helpful resources during Elder Abuse Awareness Month. We’ve gathered resources to help you, whether you serve older adults or family members, manage the finances of a loved one.

Did you know that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Office for Older Americans offers free resources that may be helpful, including reports and education tools? You can use these materials to educate yourself, your family, and your friends on elder financial exploitation.

Tools for financial security in later life

Use these resources to help older adults and their caregivers navigate some of the important decisions that can affect later-life financial security.

Money Smart for Older Adults: Avoid Financial Exploitation

The Money Smart for Older Adults program can help older adults, family caregivers, and others prevent, recognize, and report scams, fraud, and financial exploitation available at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/educator-tools/resources-for-older-adults/money-smart-for-older-adults/

How to find help responding to elder financial abuse

You will find contact information for resources including local and state, legal, federal and more that provide help for responding to elder financial abuse: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/educator-tools/resources-for-older-adults/elder-abuse-resources/

Know your rights: Caregivers and nursing home debt

Helping someone you love to move into a nursing home can be stressful enough. Nursing homes should not try to make you personally responsible for a loved one’s bill as a condition of admission. You'll find more information and help at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/educator-tools/resources-for-older-adults/know-your-rights-caregivers-and-nursing-home-debt/ 

Content provided by the CFPB.