Financial Abuse

This includes theft, fraud, exploitation, undue pressure over financial matters, or the misuse of someone else’s finances.

• A sudden inability to pay bills
• Lacking belongings that are easily affordable
• Overt interest by family members/others in an individual’s assets
• A carer’s main concern is financial with little regard for the health and welfare of individual being cared for
• Evasive and uncooperative management of the individual’s finances
• Reluctance to accept care services
• Purchase of items that an individual neither requires nor uses
• Personal items missing
• Purchase of inappropriate or unreasonable gifts