Remember Senior Loved Ones and Friends On The Fourth
Holidays Are Important Times To Check In With Seniors
Happy Fourth of July! We at Evans Law Firm wish you a happy and safe holiday, especially this year as we all emerge (slowly) from shelter in place. We hope you spend this Fourth with senior loved ones as safely as possible under continuing COVID-19 precautions. It’s particularly important to try and include your senior loved ones this year since the coronavirus itself and lockdown restrictions have hit the elderly the hardest. The loss of life has been horrific among seniors and even those who haven’t been infected, still suffer. Millions of older Americans live alone, or by themselves in facilities, and the lockdown has cut them off even more. Their safety is paramount but loneliness is dangerous too, so we hope you will reach out to your older loved ones and friends this Fourth in the safest way you can.
Isolated older persons are particularly susceptible to abuse and manipulation. It doesn’t have to be that way for older people – even in our post-COVID-19 world – if we help them by staying in touch as much as possible and keeping an eye on their health, their needs, their care and their financial affairs. If you suspect there’s a problem in a senior’s life, do something about it. Reach out to elder lawyers who may be able help. The elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm 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.
Here are some tips on preventing elder abuse that come to mind this Fourth:
First and foremost, stay involved in your beloved senior’s life. If you think visits are still dangerous, 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. Encourage old friends and other family members to check in too and encourage your loved one to stay active in social and support groups and their church or synagogue, many of which are meeting through Zoom or phone chains. The more support surrounding a senior, the more protected they are from abusers.
If you or a loved one been the victim of elder abuse in San Francisco or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other elder abuse attorneys at the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Our attorneys have 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. We can help guide your case through a FINRA Arbitration, jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. 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.