Social Isolation And The Danger Of Elder Abuse
Staying In Touch More Important Than Ever
Financial Abusers Take Advantage Of Isolation
As our litigators have shared before, social isolation is a common denominator in almost all the financial elder abuse cases we see. When a senior is isolated, it is that much easier for a greedy caregiver, insurance agent, trustee, salesman or other predator to take advantage of them. COVID-19 restrictions have of course been necessary to protect the elderly – and all of us – from the ravages of the coronavirus. But the toll of social isolation rests most heavily on the elderly and incidents of financial elder abuse are increasing as a result. The San Francisco and California elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm fight know the pain and devastation financial elder abuse brings to older people and know how to pursue their rights in court. If you or someone you know is the victim of elder abuse here in the City of San Francisco or elsewhere in California, help them today by calling the California elder abuse lawyers at Evans Law Firm: 415-441-8669.
With little social interaction, limited access to supportive family and friends and limited opportunities for informal observation, the risk of abuse, in its many forms, increases dramatically. Many of us, at some point in our lives, will become more isolated due to illness or frailty, and we will be at greater risk of isolation, neglect and abuse. After all, if we don’t interact regularly with friends, neighbors and loved ones, who will notice if we experience abuse or neglect — and who will help us recover and get support when we need it?
In these perilous times, stay involved in the lives of the older persons you love; it’s so dangerous when seniors are isolated and alone. Consider ways of staying in touch safely during this pandemic when in-person visits may be dangerous. Use Facetime or Zoom if you can connect to your loved one directly or with the help of a facility staff member. Even during social distancing, you can still review bank statements, credit card bills, and other important financial records. If you suspect any problems, contact elder counsel such as the litigators at Evans Law Firm.
If you or a loved one been the victim of any form of elder abuse in San Francisco, or elsewhere in California, contact elder abuse attorney Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Our attorneys have experience with all types of elder abuse, including physical and financial elder abuse, investment and securities fraud and annuity fraud. 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.