Should Elder Abusers Inherit?

Should Elder Abusers Inherit?

Should elder abusers who financially exploit their older victims still stand to inherit the estate of the victim? In recent years, Washington and several other states in the United States have expanded their legislation to disqualify persons from inheriting when they...
How Professionals Can Prevent Financial Abuse

How Professionals Can Prevent Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse is a growing problem, usually carried out by family members. However, there are cases where professionals have also been charged with stealing from or exploiting older people. The biggest risk factor for older people is cognitive decline: that...
Elder Financial Abuse Needs National Response

Elder Financial Abuse Needs National Response

Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, has warned that a national response is required in order to prevent skyrocketing rates of elder financial abuse at the hands of family and friends. “A lot of older people don’t see it...
Mental Capacity & Writing a Will

Mental Capacity & Writing a Will

Australia faces an ageing population: between now and 2040 every State and Territory is expected to experience a significant ageing of its population, and some will experience a declining of mental capacity. The projections are that over the next 40 years, the...
Australians are Elder Abuse Victims

Australians are Elder Abuse Victims

In 2015, Advocare has released its first National Elder Abuse Annual report and the results are disturbing: As many as 1 in 5 older Australians may be elder abuse victims and the biggest perpetrators are their own children, the report says. The report shows that of...