Here’s a recent horror story that may make the point: I had a patient with complicated medical issues who had a hip replacement operation. To my dismay, the hospital discharged this man to “assisted living.”
Financial elder abuse is much more common than most of us wish to think. Some believe that it will be the greatest crime of the 21st Century. This abuse doesn't always come from 'scammers' outside the house or on the phone. Often, sadly, it comes from relatives of the elder. When you add dementia to the mix, it's a terrible problem.