Prepare For Your Holiday Visits With Seniors
Many of us will visit elderly relatives over the holidays. It may be a once a year trip to see parents or other elderly loved ones who live far away. This is an important opportunity to check in. Isolation is a great danger for seniors and leave them vulnerable to financial elder abuse. Ingrid Evans and the other financial elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent seniors who have been the victims of financial or physical elder abuse at the hands of financial advisors, insurance agents, caregivers, family members, nursing homes, and con artists. If you suspect your loved one is the victim of any form of elder abuse in Marin County or elsewhere in California, call Ingrid Evans and the other elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm today at (415)441-8669, and we can help.
As you get ready for holiday visits with seniors, make a checklist of things to review. Here are some suggestions:
- Does the senior need help with chores or housekeeping, bathing, dressing, shopping and meal preparation, managing money, transportation or medications?
- Are they isolated? How often do they socialize with others?
- If living with another, are they dependent on that person for care? Is that person an appropriate caregiver?
- During your visit, keep an eye out for warning signs of self-neglect, or abuse or neglect by others. Remember that most elder abusers are related to the older person.
- If, before you make your trip, you suspect that your loved one needs extra assistance, plan a longer stay so that you can visit local aging service organizations, physicians and attorneys during regular work hours.
Make the most of your visits by spending some private time with the elder to discuss future planning. Seniors may not be aware of their own decline and may be reluctant or unable to plan for needed care. Anticipating problems may enable seniors to remain safely in their homes. Allow time for them to express anxieties and needs. You can decide together what needs to be done and who can help. If you or someone you know is suffering from elder abuse of any type in Marin County or elsewhere in California, call Ingrid Evans and the elder abuse attorneys today at 415-441-8669.
The Bottom Line
Elder abuse is dangerous, and it is happening at unimaginable rates. Stay connected to your senior loved one and involved in his or her life. If a holiday visit will be the only opportunity to visit in person for some time, make the most of it. Let the senior share with you what is going on in his or her life. Don’t let them isolate; an isolated senior is particularly vulnerable to abuse and susceptible to manipulation. If you yourself are a victim of financial elder abuse in Marin County or elsewhere in California, or you know someone who is, call Ingrid Evans at the Evans Law Firm today at 415-441-8669. We offer a free consultation. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
If you or a loved one been the victim of elder abuse in San Mateo county, or in any California county, contact Ingrid Evans and the Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys 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 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.