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elder abuse, financial insecurity and exploitation

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The most financially vulnerable include ethnic minority and immigrant older adults, those with a disability, and those in need of long-term care.

of households with adults age 60 and over—or 32 million households—are struggling financially today or are at risk of falling into economic insecurity as they age.  


Financial exploitation of older adults is a prevalent and underreported crisis; in the U.S. it is estimated that older adults are exploited for an estimated $3 billion to $36 billion annually. Financial abuse of older adults is the most common type of elder abuse and is associated with significant health issues.

of adults age 65 and older will experience some form of elder abuse in a given year, with some older adults simultaneously experiencing more than one type of abuse.

Elder Justice Infographic

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Older Adults Facing Growing Financial Insecurity in Retirement by Leading Age @ Umass Boston


USC team to study link between financial decision making and Alzheimer's disease by City News Service on


Economic Inequalities in Old Age

by Department of Economic and Social Affairs program on ageing.

screencapture article-sciencedirect website

Community-dwelling older adults who are low-income and disabled weathering financial challenges by Science Direct


The Financial Vulnerability of Older Adults by Institute for Public Health

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