Guardianship Abuse and How to Prevent It

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn sixty-five years old. With an aging population, come a variety of issues, with the most serious being elder abuse. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that one in ten older adults is a victim of elder abuse, and that older adults lose three billion dollars a year through financial abuse.

Florida has the highest percentage of elderly residents in the United States, which means that Floridians need to know how to identify elder abuse and how to prevent it. Guardianship has become an area of law that has seen an increase of abuse by guardians over their wards, with some guardians physically, financially, mentally, and emotional abusing the wards under in their care.