This article identifies what is meant by financial abuse of the elderly, discusses who are the abusers and victims, and illustrates how to identify instances of financial abuse. The author then discusses the possible responses to identified financial abuse, including responses by attorneys, state agencies, and federally mandated programs and acts. She concludes that where an older person is dependent for care on a family member, financial abuse may be best controlled through oversight of the interaction between the caregiver and care receiver, as well as modification of financial arrangements to limit the exposure of the care receiver's assets.

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