Elderly woman fights to keep home after daughter's deceit

RNZ
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June 11, 2021
An elderly Auckland woman is facing a desperate fight for her home after her daughter allegedly tricked her into signing away her ownership of the property. The woman's case is one of thousands that social workers and Age Concern staff say they are seeing, where older people are taken advantage of by those they love and trust. They want more people to be on the lookout for elder abuse, and say the law needs strengthening to protect people who are vulnerable targets. "My daughter decided that I'm old now, and [to] throw me in a rest home, sign my house over to her," 72-year-old Julie told Checkpoint.

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