Unfortunately, elder abuse and mistreatment is a major problem in the United States. Approximately 1 in every 10 Americans above the age of 60 has experienced some form of elder abuse. Senior citizens are particularly at the risk of being exploited and abused in several ways including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment, financial exploitation, and… Read More »
For many, elder abuse seems like a distant concept. “It happens, but it happens somewhere else,” children of elder parents tell themselves. In reality, it can happen anywhere—in a luxury continuing care center or in a budget-friendly nursing home. Adult children, family members, and friends must advocate for their loved ones to prevent, identify, and stop negligently and… Read More »
As our family members age, they can become more dependent on their healthier spouses or grown children to care for them, keep them healthy, and continue to protect them as their health fails. Sometimes, however, the tables are turned, and rather than protecting the oldest family member, opportunistic relatives end up taking advantage of him.
Any trust, in effect, is a written agreement between the grantor and the trustee on how the trustee will manage funds contributed by the grantor on behalf of the beneficiary. A special needs trust adds complications to this arrangement because the beneficiary often cannot guide the trustee on her needs and the trustee may have to be careful… Read More »