The article linked below depicts just one story of financial elder abuse. A critical care nurse managed to steal $274,000 from an elderly couple she was taking care of – to only receive 2 days in prison! After agreeing to pay back the stolen money and after entering a plea deal, this does not seem like a fair punishment for the amount stolen, yet it is the punishment agreed on.
Unfortunately, this sort of situation is all too common. Elder abuse is rampant and takes place in many forms: physical, mental, financial, emotional, etc. Oftentimes, the abuse is done by someone close to the elder, such as a family member or caretaker, much like in this case.
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