Senior Financial Abuse: Undue Influence

Undue influence is a critical part of any type of senior abuse – financial, physical, or sexual. Some seniors are more likely to be vulnerable to undue influence because they are more trusting in nature or have a reason to …

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Senior Financial Abuse: Reverse Mortgage Scams

The increasing frequency of reverse mortgages has unfortunately meant that mortgage scams are also on the rise. Preying on fears of financial insecurity, scammers convince the senior that a reverse mortgage is the answer to the senior’s financial problems. In …

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Senior Financial Abuse: Power of Attorney Abuse

Granting power of attorney (POA) to someone is a significant step. Having power of attorney over someone means having the right to make legal decisions for that person. Some people can use this power maliciously, causing a senior to lose …

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Senior Financial Abuse: Annuity and Living Trust Scams

Annuities and living trusts are well-established legal products that can help provide economic security to seniors. But some unscrupulous con artists target seniors to buy these products at a high cost or to raid their assets. They target seniors through …

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Predatory Lending

Predatory lending is any lending practice that imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It is also any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a loan that …

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Prevent Medicare Fraud: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1. Don’t let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare ID card. 2. Don’t respond to telemarketers who say they are from Medicare or Social Security and ask for payment over the …

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The Effects of Caregiving

Women remain the primary caregivers in our society, and they are spending a significant part of their adult lives providing it. Whenever a sick child, an ailing spouse or a parent requires care, it is most often the mother or …

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Hispanic Caregiving in the U.S.

A 2008 study by Evercare and the National Alliance for Caregiving found that approximately 44 million Americans over the age of 18 were providing care for someone over the age of 18.  As the fastest growing ethnic group in the …

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