ABSTRACT

Elder Justice: HHS Could Do More to Encourage State Reporting on the Costs of Financial Exploitation, Report to the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate   [open pdf - 8MB]

From the Highlights: "Elder financial exploitation--the fraudulent or illegal use of an older adult's funds or property--has far-reaching effects on victims and society. Understanding the scope of the problem has thus far been hindered by a lack of nationwide data. In 2013, HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] worked with states to create NAMRS [National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System], a voluntary system for collecting APS [Adult Protective Services] data on elder abuse, including financial exploitation. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to study the extent to which NAMRS provides information on elder financial exploitation."

Report Number:
GAO-21-90
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Date:
2020-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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