Links of Interest
Seniors and their caregivers have to maneuver many financial and legal decisions surrounding retirement planning, investment portfolios, estate taxes, life insurance, and living wills. In addition, it is important that you, the caregiver, are up-to-date on elder law and how to prevent elder abuse. The Links of Interest (right) provide you with answers to many financial and legal questions.
Elder abuse carries far-reaching legal implications and as such is monitored by federal, state and local governments. These bodies help through adult protective services, state elder abuse hotlines, long-term care ombudsmen, information and referral via local Area on Aging and local law enforcement. Elder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by any person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. State laws speak directly to elder abuse, but broadly defined, abuse may be:
Source: National Center for Elder Abuse – Administration on Aging