Speaker: Jessica Barrington, MA, CMC
Topic: Undue Influence
TITLE: ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE: Mitigating the Risk and Making a Difference
Audience: Legal / Financial Professionals working with older adults and their family members
Point of View: Elder Abuse (and especially financial abuse) is prevalent, and under reported, you need to know about it, and understand what you can do to protect vulnerable clientele and in some cases prevent it from happening.
Defining what it is
- How big an issue is it / prevalence
- What does it look like – specific types of financial abuse – from undue influence, to predatory scams, to blatant taking advantage of a compromised individual
- Who is the most vulnerable
- Understanding who the perpetrators are
- What are the Red flags
- What can a professional do to mitigate the risk
Jessica Barrington leads the Orange County/Long Beach team of Arosa + LivHOME. She began her work with LivHOME as an Aging Life Care Manager and Assistant Executive Director in the Los Angeles office, bringing over 15 years of social services experience to LivHOME Orange County/Long Beach. Previously, she worked as an Administrator in Training and Program Director of the Nexus Loft for Silverado Memory Care. Her prior experience includes serving as a Director of Social Services & Admissions in skilled nursing facilities and as a contracted Geriatric Care Manager with the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging. Additionally, Jessica served families as an investigator for the Missouri Department of Social Services. Jessica is experienced in preparation of court documents in family court and conservatorship cases. She received her master of arts degree in gerontology from Webster University in Missouri and earned bachelor of arts degrees in both sociology and psychology from Columbia College in Missouri. She is a certified Care Manager, Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator, and Advanced Professional with the Aging Life Care Association.