Protecting the elderly from abuse is a pertinent issue in society today. The pertinence has increased due to the growing number of elder abuse cases being reported. Elder abuse is often under reported by the elderly. There are many reasons why the elderly do not report abuse. One reason is that they are not connected to the new technology, such as cellular devices, or the internet. The lack of connection to newer forms of technology limits there ability to reach out to others. In addition, the lack of connection to technology, such as the internet does not allow for them to easily research the resources available for senior citizens in their community.
It is important for the elderly to be educated regarding what elder abuse may consist of. Additionally, it is important for the elderly to have the ability to identify signs of abuse. Moreover, they need to know where they can turn for support. Support for these individuals can be in the form of a support group, or assistance with locating alternative nursing facilities. They need to understand that abuse of any kind will not be tolerated. If there is someone you know suffering from elder abuse in the form of physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, or neglect it is important to seek help for these individuals. Adult protective services may be called in such instances, and they will investigate the matter further and provide the elderly with the necessary resources and assistance.
When hiring an elder law attorney there are many things to consider. First, what price are you able to pay to an attorney to assist you with your elder law matter. Are you ready to seek legal counsel? In addition, if you are only able to pay an attorney a limited amount of money, you will want to find one who offers flexible payment plans. Moreover, when calling an attorney to schedule an initial consultation you will want to address these concerns. Various attorneys also offer military discounts.
If you would like to move forward in this process of retaining an attorney it is important to first schedule an initial consultation. For additional information regarding elder law or elder abuse please contact your local attorney's. Please call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation! We look forward to assisting you with your elder law matter.