ELDER ABUSE: WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER CAUSES HARM “Every person, no matter how young or how old, deserves to be safe from harm by those who live with them, care for them, or come in day-to-day contact with them.” — American Psychological Association For many older persons, family represents comfort and belonging, and home is […]
Two pieces of legislation introduced at the federal level aim to support affordable senior housing residents and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ensure that elder abuse training materials include individuals with dementia.
The official figure for elder financial fraud used by a congressional committee is around $3 billion a year, but that’s based solely on reported cases of fraud. Other estimates are 10 times that much.
Adult children of seniors need to be alert, because there are some insidious financial scams out there. Here’s what they look like, and why they work.
The pandemic is isolating many elderly Americans—as family members distance themselves, in an effort to keep everyone safe.
Financial Advisor Magazine reported that senior citizens lose at least hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fraud and various scams.
Regulators are stepping up efforts to protect seniors. However, you still need to create your own safety net.
5 SMART TIPS FOR HIRING AN ELDER LAW ATTORNEY An elder law attorney helps seniors and families Having the essential legal documents in place gives you the necessary legal rights to provide the best care for your older adult, now and at the end of life. That’s why it’s so important to find an expert lawyer that […]
What Is Elder Law? BY JULIE GARBER Updated September 17, 2020 What Is Elder Law? Elder law is a field of law dealing with the unique legal issues that affect older adults. Understand how elder law works through an example, what areas of law the field covers, and how to get a lawyer for your […]
The difference between power of attorney and guardianship is a common question asked by adult children. Both roles share a duty to provide care and oversight of medical care and health.