Law’s Sharona Hoffman examines the most common types of elder abuse

States with the best elder-abuse protections

WalletHubSharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, discussed the most common types of elder abuse, as well as ways that policymakers can protect seniors. “It is very important to stay in close contact with elderly loved ones,” she said. “Check in with them frequently and make sure they have a strong support network. If they are using paid caregivers, make unannounced visits to ensure that no abuse (financial or otherwise) is occurring.”