Remember Senior Loved Ones and Friends This Thanksgiving
Holidays Are Always Important Times To Check In With Seniors
Happy Thanksgiving Day! We at Evans Law Firm wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We hope you spend it with loved ones and especially any seniors among your family and friends. Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate a wonderful meal with family and friends and consider the things you appreciate in life – like your parents and older relatives and friends. Gratitude has a positive impact on your health and that of your loved ones. Studies show that gratitude relieves depression, lowers blood pressure, improves immune function and helps you sleep. Kindness to others reaps the same benefits.
So be grateful and reach out to older people this holiday. They surely deserve our time. Too often, older persons lead isolated lives. An isolated older person is particularly susceptible to abuse and manipulation. It doesn’t have to be that way for older people if we help them. If you suspect there’s a problem in a senior’s life, do something about it. Call an elder abuse lawyer 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. We pursue all remedies available to abused seniors, including an award of attorneys’ fees and costs to them for bringing an action against their abusers.
Here are some tips on preventing elder abuse that come to mind this Thanksgiving:
- First and foremost, stay involved in your beloved senior’s life. Check in unannounced, keep an eye on their belongings and money, know who’s coming and going, 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.
- If your loved one needs help you cannot provide, do background checks on anyone you hire to help them and stop by as often as you can when caregivers are on the scene.
- Monitor the senior’s bank accounts and credit cards and make sure their valuables are safely stored away.
- Attend any meeting about financial matters you elderly loved one may have with anyone else.
- 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. The more support surrounding a senior, the more protected they are from abusers.
- If you suspect any financial elder abuse, call the authorities but also seek help from counsel to pursue those responsible for loss by your loved one.
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.