Resolutions For 2021
Best Wishes For A Healthy And Safe New Year
2020 has been, frankly, a horrendous year in America. COVID-19, the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Tayler, George Floyd, and others, and the refusal of the sitting President of the United States to acknowledge the will of the American people have been almost more than our society can bear. Fear of the virus and civil unrest reigned for much of the year and political tension lingers fomented by the President’s delusional behavior and fanning extremist flames. But 2021 brings hope in the way of mass vaccinations, a peaceful inauguration of President-Elect Biden and Vise President-Elect Harris, and for a healing of racial divides. The attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. wish everyone the best for 2021. We are a plaintiffs’ law firm, committed to fight in California courts, federal courts throughout the country, and up to the U.S. Supreme Court for the rights of individuals, especially the elderly, against unfair or illegal treatment and exploitation by others. The elderly need special attention as the New Year begins. In 2021, we encourage you to do all you can for your older loved ones, neighbors, and friends. Forced isolation as a result of COVID has put our seniors at tremendous risk of abuse and we all need to do everything we can to protect them.
Protecting Senior Loved Ones and Friends
Elder abuse in particular has risen exponentially in the vacuum created by forced isolation of seniors in response to the pandemic. Financial elder abuse is up in records numbers. In the coming year, keep an eye out for senior loved ones. If you suspect elder abuse of any kind, including financial elder abuse, call the elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm at (415)441-8669. We represent senior victims of financial or physical abuse or neglect throughout California.
Here are a few important steps you can take to protect your loved one:
- Use Zoom or Facetime to visit and see your older loved ones. If an in-person visit is possible follow all required safety precautions and keep visits relatively short with just one-on-one encounters, not groups.
- Through the mail and internet, keep an eye on their belongings and money, know who’s coming and going from their homes, call frequently and always speak directly to your loved one.
- Never ever allow a senior to grant a Power of Attorney to a caregiver.
- Do background checks on anyone you hire to help your senior loved one before you let them in your loved one’s home.
- Monitor the senior’s bank accounts and credit cards.
- Encourage old friends and other family members and church/synagogue groups to check in by phone. The more support surrounding a senior, the more protected they are from abusers.
The Need For Help Is Urgent
Seniors were assailed in every way during 2020. First, COVID struck our seniors in higher percentages than any other segment of the population. Then, the forced isolation meant to protect them from the virus opened them up to abuse by those who could exploit them in secret. Isolation is a common denominator in almost all kinds of elder abuse cases, especially financial elder abuse, and this year brought a surge in cases as a result of forced isolation. Lastly, financial elder abuse tends to spike in economic downturns, and record unemployment and other financial strain leads to desperate measures against seniors and their savings. In short, seniors need our help today – right now – more than ever. Join with Ingrid and the other elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm in responding to the urgent call to stand up for seniors throughout 2021 and all the years to come. Things can only get better for the elderly if we do all we can.
Ingrid M. Evans and the other elder abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm represent seniors throughout California against any individuals or business who abuse them or financially exploit them. If you need help, call Ingrid and our other attorneys today at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.