Elder Abuse by Caregivers
There comes a time in most seniors’ lives when a caregiver is indispensable. Often aging individuals need round-the-clock help, and neither family members nor close friends are in a position to donate that time. And often too the skills of a professional caregiver are required.. Unfortunately, though, there are instances in which the trusted caregivers commit fraud or elder abuse. , They may steal from the elder, neglect the elder, or even persuade them to make changes to their financial arrangements, wills or trust agreements.
Often seniors are simply no longer able to live alone, in Contra Costa or elsewhere Hiring a caregiver seems like an easy solution for this problem, but sometimes it can introduce an even more serious problem. In fact, seniors may not understand that they are being taken advantage of. They might think that the caregiver is working to do what is best for the elder, even if it seems unconventional at the time.
As a society and as individuals we have a duty to protect the elderly. Sadly, while caregiver fraud is not happening in every household with a caregiver, the fact that it is happening at all is both frustrating and deeply upsetting. At Evans Law Firm, we are committed to the wellbeing of seniors. We caution the families and loved ones of any individual who has a caregiver or is considering hiring one, to be very, very careful in your selection of caregivers and in monitoring their performance on the job.
If you or a loved one been a victim of elder abuse or caregiver fraud in Contra Costa County or in any California county, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a 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.