Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Elder Abuse Warning Signs

1) Power of Attorney given or recent changes of will when the person is incapable of making such decision.

2) Placement in nursing home or residential care facility which is not commensurate with alleged size of estate.

3) Missing personal belongings such as art, silverware or jewelry.

4) Deliberate isolation of an older adult which results in the caregiver having total control.

5) Sudden changes in bank accounts or banking practice, including unexplained withdrawls of large sums of money by a person accompanying the elder.

6) Abrupt changes in Real Estate Deeds or other Financial Documents.

7) Sudden appearance of previously uninvolved relatives claiming their rights to an elder's affairs and possessions.

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