Elder Abuse -- NPR's Wendy Schmelzer reports from Los Angeles that the financial exploitation of older Americans has become a pervasive problem. Sometimes the perpetrators are strangers, and sometimes they are family members, including those assigned the responsibility of protecting their parents' assets. Whether such exploitation by family members is considered `elder abuse,' depends upon ethnic and cultural factors, according to new research.
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Elder Abuse

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Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

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— NPR's Wendy Schmelzer reports from Los Angeles that the financial exploitation of older Americans has become a pervasive problem. Sometimes the perpetrators are strangers, and sometimes they are family members, including those assigned the responsibility of protecting their parents' assets. Whether such exploitation by family members is considered `elder abuse,' depends upon ethnic and cultural factors, according to new research.