Elder Abuse by Guardians (podcast)

Posted on December 06, 2016

When an older adult becomes incapable of making informed decisions, a state may appoint a guardian with the authority to make decisions on that person’s behalf. While many guardians make these personal and financial decisions in good faith, some have been reported to abuse the person in their care.

A team led by Kathy Larin, a director in our Forensic Audits and Investigative Services team, recently looked into the extent of such abuse, and what’s being done to protect older Americans. Listen to Kathy explain what they found.

Elder Abuse by Guardians
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