The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held its first hearing of the 114th Congress on February 4, 2015.  Signifying the importance and timeliness of elder abuse, the Committee chose “Broken Trust: Combating Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Seniors” as its topic.

Philip Marshall, the grandson of former New York socialite, Brooke Astor, spoke about his grandmother’s financial exploitation by his father at the recent hearing. 

Senator Collins opened the hearing by announcing that the Committee’s three
areas of focus in 2015 would be financial schemes and scams, retirement
security, and investments in biomedical research.

You can read more about the hearing at the below link

http://www.americanbar.org/publications/bifocal/vol_36/issue_3_february2015/hearing_elder_justice.html