The Guidelines for Professionals are intended to (1) provide instructions on utilizing the in-language fact sheets developed within this series, and (2) highlight best practices for professionals when working with AAPI older adults who may be a victim of, or vulnerable to, financial exploitation.
Each fact sheet contains resources, such as phone numbers and websites, that may be difficult for AAPI older adults who have limited English proficiency to access. In addition, as these resources were developed for AAPI older adults across the United States, detailed information on local resources, such as Adult Protective Services, is not prescribed. For these reasons, professionals play a critical role in ensuring that these fact sheets are adapted to provide sufficient information, are accessible, and successfully educate AAPI older adults who may be a victim of, or vulnerable to, financial exploitation.
Fact sheets: (1) Identifying Financial Exploitation and (2) Planning to Protect Yourself from Financial Exploitation can be accessed here. These fact sheets are available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, and Samoan.