A A A
Manual Event (Session ID,DateTime,Event) = u8k8h907fhnh05rtt7c691k5jo 20220815022441 /communities/what-does-financial-abuse-mean-to-the-elderly/

What does financial abuse mean to the elderly?

Share:
Whtasapp
Topic Discussions

Hello! I’m Dr. MEL. Nice to meet you! I’m absolutely excited that we are going to start this beautiful learning journey together and I’m sure you will find it fruitful and fulfilling. Feel free to share your thoughts here!

Recent Activity Discussions

Got questions? Simply post them and let’s discuss! 

Discussion thread: Services for Elders
Rainbow Lau
28 July 2021
What does financial abuse mean to the elderly?

What does financial abuse mean to the elderly?

Reply
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Gary Ho
28 July 2021

You’re welcome!

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Rainbow Lau
28 July 2021

Thank you.

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Gary Ho
28 July 2021

The conceptual definition of financial abuse or exploitation from the National Center on Elder Abuse is: “improper taking, misuse, or concealment of a vulnerable older adult’s (aged 65 or greater) resources, property or assets. The abuser is a person who stands in a position of trust with the older adult, acting for his or her own profit or benefit of a third party, by means of coercion, enticement, intimidation, deception or other forms of undue influence.” Multiple terms have been used to describe the financial abuse of elders, including financial or material exploitation, fiduciary abuse, financial mistreatment or maltreatment, financial or economic victimization, and financial mismanagement. Except for economic victimization and fiduciary abuse, these terms are often used interchangeably. Prominent in intimate partner violence, economic victimization refers to coercive, controlling behaviors by the perpetrator for limiting the victim’s access to funds and resources, thus making the victim financially dependent on the perpetrator. Fiduciary abuse narrows the scope of trusted individuals to those who have a legal obligation to serve the financial interests of the elder through power of attorney, guardianship, and conservatorship.

Center on elder abuse (2015). Conceptual definitions and operational frameworks for five types of perpetrated elder mistreatment [internet]. http://www.centeronelderabuse.org/files/elder_mistreatment_terms.pdf. Accessed 20 Aug 2015.

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Latest Posts
More posts
Dear Dr. Mel, could you please give me a clue about the services for ex-offenders and discharged prisoners in community-based Rehabilitation services in HK?
Dear Dr. Mel, could you please give me a clue about the services for ex-offenders and discharged prisoners in community-based Rehabilitation services in HK?
Charles Chow
12 August 2022
3Replies,0Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
May I ask where to find information about the community service orders office?
May I ask where to find information about the community service orders office?
Charles Chow
12 August 2022
3Replies,0Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
May I ask if I can use the case study to evaluate the impact of the CSO scheme?
May I ask if I can use the case study to evaluate the impact of the CSO scheme?
Race Chan
12 August 2022
3Replies,0Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Dear Dr. Mel, may I know more about the nature of CSO service in HK? I wonder who will help offenders to reintegrate into the community.
Dear Dr. Mel, may I know more about the nature of CSO service in HK? I wonder who will help offenders to reintegrate into the community.
Race Chan
12 August 2022
3Replies,0Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Featured Posts
Hi, I realized that it seems the concept “outcome” is different from the term “output”. Taking the grandparent training project as an example, what is the “outcome’ referable?
Hi, I realized that it seems the concept "outcome" is different from the term "output". Taking the grandparent training project as an example, what is the “outcome’ referable?
CouldYip
26 August 2021
7Replies,12Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
I have designed a large-scale survey about the life satisfaction of low-income families in Hong Kong. Is it appropriate to use the electronic survey through mobile phones?
I have designed a large-scale survey about the life satisfaction of low-income families in Hong Kong. Is it appropriate to use the electronic survey through mobile phones?
Realistic
20 August 2021
3Replies,12Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Questions about program evaluation and impact assessment (PE & IA)?
Dear MEL participants, Hello everyone! We are going to meet Prof. Aron Shlonsky this week (17&18 Oct). Do you have any problems or issues in program evaluation and impact assessment? Pleas ...
meladmin
15 October 2019
0Replies,34Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Question about the programme evaluation
Can someone recommend me a basic guide book for programme evaluation? We are an NGO in mainland China and providing services for young drug abusers in rural China. We learnt about your pro ...
Jessica
9 October 2019
4Replies,34Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp