Elder Abuse of LGBT seniors
Being a senior in the LGBT community increases the risk of being abused. The reason is simple: for some seniors, being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) makes them more vulnerable to abuse because they live alone or they are victims of family disconnect.
Moreover, most LGBT seniors don’t have children or supportive people to take care of them emotionally and financially in the future. Indeed, emotional abuse and financial abuse are the two most common types of abuse faced by LGBT seniors in California. In addition, having people around seniors decreases the risks of their being abused.
The best thing to do is prepare your end-of-life planning, and choose people you trust to serve your personal and financial interests. However, sometimes it is too late, the abuse is committed. At this point you should ask help to your friends and family and contact an attorney.
If you know of any elder abuse or fraud, or others, contact the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Evans Law Firm has California elder abuse attorneys who handle financial and physical elder abuse and nursing home abuse, as well as qui tam and whistleblower cases, healthcare, insurance, annuity, and banking fraud.