It is almost impossible for family, friends, neighbors, caregivers, legal profession or even private investigators to find out if an elder is being victimized if they do not know what to look for.
Everyone, in most cases, will be sensing something is wrong, or off, but not what exactly. And in most cases, even if there is a strong indication that the elder is indeed in trouble, it will be very difficult for anyone to get any help. And unfortunately, everyone is looking for obvious evidence of it.
With no evidence, many professionals do not feel comfortable taking any steps forward, as it most likely comes at a risk to their own well-being.
When dealing with Emotional Elder Abuse, unfortunately, all perpetrators move very quickly and know exactly what they can or cannot do legally.
It is a fact that perpetrators Emotional Abuse or Emotional Elder Abuse will not allow themselves to be confronted or present in the same room with their targets/victims. Normally, perpetrators of Emotional Abuse send representatives to court, if it even gets that far. Normally, they literally run from any situation where they know they have no control over the proceedings.
In order to circumvent any actions by perpetrators in the attempt to avoid accountability in any sense of the word, a claim can be brought against both the victim and the perpetrator is to counteract any such moves.
They also know that most people do not question why the elder is making a request. Nor do they consider if the elder is being unduly influenced. They just simply do what the elder asks of them….And this is how fraud takes place.