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Elder Abuse Basics

Many people look forward to retirement as a time to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor. However, as we get older, unfortunately we also become more susceptible to elder abuse, a serious and growing problem, made even more serious by the challenges involved in identifying and reporting such abuse. Elderly individuals are often more vulnerable to various forms of abuse because they tend to have assets that they have accumulated through their lives and because they may also experience mental or physical limitations. The Elder Abuse Basics section contains helpful resources on the laws protecting the elderly from abuse, how to spot cases of abuse, and more.

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