Betrayal in Families: Factors Associated with Elder Financial Exploitation by Relatives with Powers of Attorney

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Spring 4-6-2017


Prevention is the best approach to addressing elder financial exploitation (EFE). Our research provided insight into possible precursors in families that increase risk for EFE or protect families from EFE. Specific areas assessed included facts related to the elder, their power-of-attorney (POA) agent, and their family system before, during, and after implementation of the POA.This project is collecting survey data of family members from two groups. One has experienced EFE and another that has not experienced EFE by a family member with POA for an older relative.

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