Include Senior Loved Ones This Labor Day
Zoom Or Facetime If Personal Visit Still Not Safe
Check In With Seniors Every Holiday
Happy Labor Day to all our readers especially after this strangest of summers. We at Evans Law Firm hope you remember senior loved ones today and include them as safely as possible in your holiday plans. Our older friends need our kindness and love now more than ever. The coronavirus and lockdown restrictions have hit the elderly the hardest. Millions of older Americans live alone, or by themselves in facilities, and the lockdown isolates them even more. Their safety is paramount but loneliness is dangerous too, so we hope you will reach out to your older loved ones today in the safest way you can.
Isolated older persons are particularly susceptible to abuse and economic downturns inevitably breed even more cases of financial elder abuse. Even in our COVID-19 world it does not have to be that way if we each do our part and keep an eye on the health, care and financial affairs of our older loved ones. The elder abuse attorneys 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.
We urge you to keep a few tips in mind this holiday and every day:
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. 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, through Zoom, Facebook, or phone chains. 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 and the other elder abuse attorneys 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 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.