World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th Every year, many Americans age 60 and older suffer abuse and neglect. As part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we join the international community to raise awareness and help end elder abuse here at home and around the world. The Elder Justice Act of 2009 defines elder abuse as "the knowing infliction of physical or psychological harm or the knowing deprivation of goods or services that are necessary to meet essential needs of an individual … [Read more...] about Watching Out for Elder Abuse
If you or someone you love cannot make it through a day without assistance, what do you do? This is an emotional and difficult issue that most families have to deal with sooner or later. One option would be to have an adult child move in with the care recipient, or the other way around so that there is always someone available to run errands and provide companionship. But sometimes a move isn't feasible. Alternatively, one can move into a retirement home that offers on-site services, but the … [Read more...] about A Guide To Finding A Caregiver
If the pandemic proved anything, it's that life tends to get in the way of our plans — including retirement plans. Over the course of the pandemic, many people were forced to retire early, others decided they wanted to retire and still others opted to change their planned retirement date. The number of people affected is high; a recent survey found that more than 80% of Americans say their retirement plans were impacted by the pandemic. While you may not be able to control when you … [Read more...] about 7 Steps To Prepare for Retirement
We’ve seen how the COVID-19 response has created problems with social isolation among the elderly. The pandemic is posing serious problems for geriatric care as well. Interruption of health care is especially problematic for older adults over age 65, who are likely to live with at least one chronic condition and who account for the vast majority of hospitalizations. Healthcare providers looking to decrease physical traffic at care facilities have turned to telehealth services to connect … [Read more...] about Telehealth is problematic for many older adults
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put nursing homes and their residents in a difficult situation. In California and across the U.S., a high percentage of coronavirus deaths—close to 40 percent by some counts—have resulted from outbreaks in skilled nursing facilities. Unfortunately, nursing homes will be among the last to reopen after the pandemic subsides, and nobody knows when that might be. The CDC and local public health agencies have issued safety guidelines, and facilities are … [Read more...] about When Can I Visit My Loved One in a Nursing Home?
Although elder abuse is not a new problem in the United States, as the sheer number of seniors continues to increase at historic rates, more and more people are becoming aware of the problem. An increasing number of lawyers known as elder law attorneys have begun to specialize in this area of the law. Dennis M. Sandoval is one of the most respected elder law attorneys in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. He has served as President of the Southern California Chapter of the National Academy … [Read more...] about Entertainment Mogul Sumner Redstone Settles Lawsuits Involving Allegations of Elder Abuse
As we age, the natural aging process typically causes physical and/or mental deterioration that can make it more difficult to remain independent. At some point, it may become unsafe to remain alone in your home without assistance. The type and level of assistance a senior may need, however, can vary greatly. Some seniors only need help around the house a few times a week while others require around the clock medical care and monitoring. For seniors who need more extensive care, the options are … [Read more...] about Will Medicare and Medi-Cal Pay for Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care?
As your parents age, a role reversal may occur that causes you to become your parents' protector. In that role, you may find yourself worried about the possibility that your parent could become a victim of elder abuse. Sadly, elder abuse takes many forms and occurs far more often than most people realize. In an effort to help you keep your parents safe, the Riverside elder law attorneys at Sandoval Legacy Group, A Professional Law Corporation describe some of the common signs that may indicate a … [Read more...] about Top Signs Your Parent May Be the Victim of Elder Financial Abuse
Creating a comprehensive and cohesive estate plan is one of the most valuable gifts you can give to both yourself and to your loved ones. An estate plan that functions as intended will protect your assets and help them grow over the course of your lifetime as well as ensure that your loved ones are provided for in the event of your death or incapacity. If you have an estate plan in place already, you are ahead of the majority of Americans; however, you are not done yet. In fact, reviewing and … [Read more...] about When Should I Update My Estate Plan?
If you have a parent who is in a nursing home, or is otherwise dependent on caregivers, you probably worry about his/her physical and mental wellbeing. If you are not the one providing all of your parent’s care, it is completely understandable that you would be concerned about the care that is being provided by someone else, particularly when we hear stories about elder abuse on a regular basis in the news. What should you do if you start to suspect that your parent is the victim of elder abuse? … [Read more...] about Steps to Take If You Suspect Elder Abuse