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What is Financial Abuse?

Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada. Financial abuse refers to theft or exploitation of a person’s money, property, or assets. Examples include:

  • Misusing a Power of Attorney
  • Stealing a senior’s money, pension cheques, or possessions
  • Committing fraud, forgery or extortion
  • Sharing a senior’s home without paying a fair share of the expenses
  • Unduly pressuring a senior to:
    • Sell personal property
    • Invest or take out money
    • Buy alcohol or drugs
    • Make or change a will
    • Sign legal documents they do not understand
    • Give money to relatives, caregivers, or friends
    • Engage in paid work to bring in extra money

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National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)
246 Bloor Street West, Room 234
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V4, Canada
nicenetadmin@utoronto.ca