Make Up For Lost Visits This Labor Day
Enjoying Safe Reunions
Checking In With Seniors Every Holiday
Happy Labor Day! Be sure to include senior loved ones in your holiday plans – it’s finally a possibility once again. Lockdown left seniors more isolated than ever and now is the time to check in and be with them as much as possible. Isolated older persons are particularly susceptible to abuse and economic downturns inevitably breed even more cases of financial elder abuse. If you sense someone may be abusing them financially or exploiting their age or declining sharpness, call us. We at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent senior victims of financial or physical abuse or neglect whether in their own homes or in a nursing home or assisted care facility. If you or a loved one has been the victim of any form of elder abuse call us today at (415)441-8669 and we can help. Our toll-free number is 1-888-50EVANS (888-503-8267).
Approximately one in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as five million elders who are abused each year. One study estimated that only one in 24 cases of abuse are reported to authorities. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 20-40 percent of elder abuse cases involved financial exploitation. The annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $36.5 billion! Potential abusers include caregivers, insurance agents, financial advisors or retirement planners, trustees, stock brokers, contractors, new “friends” or girlfriends or boyfriends, second spouses or other family members, and strangers.
Important Tips For Protecting Older Loved Ones
First and foremost, stay involved in your beloved senior’s life. If you don’t live nearby, call frequently and always speak directly to your loved one. Don’t let someone else keep them from the phone. Never ever allow a senior to grant a Power of Attorney to a caregiver. Monitor the senior’s bank accounts and credit cards and make sure their valuables are safely stored away. Closely review all their monthly statements. Encourage old friends to check in too and encourage your loved one to stay active in social groups and their church or synagogue. The more support surrounding a senior, the more protected they are from abusers. If you can’t see your older loved one on Labor Day, be sure and give them a call to let them know you’re thinking of them!
If you or a loved one been the victim of elder abuse in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>email@example.com</a>. Our toll-free number is 1-888-50EVANS (888-503-8267). Ingrid has experience with complex financial contracts, such as annuities and life insurance, and large insurance companies and cases involving Powers of Attorney, trusts, wills, and other legal instruments. Ingrid handles 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.