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.
Attorney - Elder Law in Orange County, California
Elder law is a broad area of law that encompasses various things that affect the aging population, specifically those who are 65 years old or older. Elder law can include any of the following areas of law:
• Elder abuse, whether in a nursing home, through a financial scam or the abuse of another caregiver or a power of attorney,
• Power of attorney,
• Caring for elders, from financial care to paying for a nursing home,
• Estate planning, including wills, trusts, and other planning relating to property, health and finances,
• Other areas of law that an elderly person may have to take care of.