Did you ever consider that taking out a loan from your parent and not repaying it could be considered elder abuse? It can when your parent needs the money for their care or has to apply for Medicaid and is penalized for “giving money away”. This reason and others is why the number one abusers of the elderly are family members. Learn more about elder abuse by reading articles and watching videos in the library of The Caring Generation website. Elder abuse is a family issue.