Financial Abuse of the Older Client: Practical Legal Strategies to Prevent and Respond to the Exploitation of Seniors
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: March 2017
Format: download (PDF)

According to the Government of Canada, the most common form of elder abuse in Canada is financial abuse, which can include a wide spectrum of activities. Join us to explore some of the common forms of financial abuse of elders. Gather helpful strategies to assist you in protecting clients from potential abuse, and the insights you need to detect and respond to such abuse.


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