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Federal Efforts to Curb the Financial Exploitation of Older Americans

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The financial exploitation of seniors is a growing problem in the U.S. and is expected to continue to grow as the population of older Americans also increases. The Department of Health and Human Services has created a national database for reporting elder abuse with the goal of improving preventions, interventions, and services for exploited seniors. We talk with GAO's Kathy Larin, an expert on programs for vulnerable populations and a director in our Education, Workforce, and Income Security Team, to learn more.