Abuse of Older People: Keeping money and assets safe

This information is from the Seniors Legal and Support Service at Caxton Legal Centre. The service is funded by the Queensland state government. It offers free, confidential legal and social work services to older people to help them deal with harm or neglect by trusted family members or friends.

Of the series, this is the most applicable to family agreements. Talks directly to the older person. Begins with a list of examples of common ways older people’s money can be misused, followed by a short, bullet point discussion of the different ways things can go wrong, and some tips for safeguarding.