Friday, August 5, 2011

Bankers Being Trained to Spot Financial Elder Abuse

Banks in Illinois are training its employees on red flags in bank account activity that would suggest exploitation of an elderly person's finances.  Some of the red flags include a change in the method of bank activity and a new signature on cards and deposit slips. This mandatory training was implemented as a part of Elder Abuse Awareness Month.  We hope that other states, especially Pennsylvania, will follow suit and institute mandatory bank training like this as well.

Elder abuse can come in many forms, not just physical abuse.  Other, equally as damaging forms, of elder abuse can occur in settings such as nursing homes or hospitals.  Mental and psychological abuse, as well as financial and sexual abuse occur all too often to the elderly population.  If you feel that a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse, please contact Attorney Doug Stoehr to set up a free consultation.  Attorney Stoehr has experience and knowledge pertaining to elder abuse legal claims, and will work hard to fight for the rights of your family or friend.

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