The dramatic increase in the senior population in the U.S. has caused a corresponding increase in issues that impact the elderly, including nursing home abuse. Fortunately, there are nursing homes that provide competent, caring, and compassionate care to patients; however, you must remain vigilant and on alert for signs of abuse or neglect if you have a loved one in a nursing home. To help ensure that you know what to look for, the Indianapolis elder law … [Read more...] about Elder Abuse — How to Spot the Signs
Issues that impact the elderly are very much on the American conscious of late due in large part to the dramatic increase in the senior population. The Alzheimer’s crisis, for example, is something that touches almost everyone. Whether you are concerned about developing the disease yourself, or you have a loved one who you are worried about, you need to understand as much about Alzheimer’s disease as possible. To help get you started, the Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft … [Read more...] about Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
If you have a parent, grandparent, or other older family member who is starting to show signs of physical and/or mental deterioration, the fear of Alzheimer’s may loom large in your subconscious. Maybe your loved one has already been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia and you are concerned about what to expect in the future. Although we often use the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” interchangeably, they are not the same thing. The Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & … [Read more...] about Are Dementia and Alzheimer’s the Same Thing?
The older adult population in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years and is expected to continue to increase in the years to come. Sadly, that increase has led to a corresponding increase in elder abuse. Elder abuse occurs in several forms, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, and financial exploitation. If you are the caretaker of an older person, it is imperative that you take steps to prevent elder financial exploitation. The Indianapolis elder law attorneys at … [Read more...] about Preventing Senior Financial Exploitation
As we age, so do our parents. If you are an adult child who has reached the point where you are now providing care for an aging parent, you may also be feeling a bit overwhelmed. No matter how well-intentioned you may be, caring for an elderly parent can become too much at times. According to a Carmel elder law attorney at Frank & Kraft, a geriatric care manager may be the solution. Caregiver Facts and Figures If you are the primary caregiver for an elderly parent (or other loved one), … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Geriatric Care Manager?
Most of us have an elderly family member that we cherish. That also means we worry about our loved one. One common source of that worry is the risk of a fall. The elderly, after all, are particularly susceptible to falling and are more likely to be seriously injured if they do fall. To help you keep your loved one safe, a Carmel estate planning attorney at Frank & Kraft explains the elderly fall danger and offers tips to help prevent your loved one from falling. Elderly Fall Facts and … [Read more...] about Elderly Fall Dangers and How to Avoid Them
When an elderly family member (or loved one) reaches a point at which care is necessary, most of us want to be the one to provide that care. If you happen to live far away, however, caring for your loved one can be challenging. With planning and vigilance, it is possible to be a long-distance caregiver though. To make your job easier, an Indianapolis elder law attorney at Frank & Kraft explains how to be a long-distance caregiver. Caregiving from a Distance Once upon a time, it … [Read more...] about How to Be a Long-Distance Caregiver
The older population in the United States has increased rapidly in recent years, and is expected to continue to grow in the coming decades. As the number of seniors swells, legal issues related to the elderly and to those who care for them have taken on a heightened importance. Because the area of elder law is such a relatively new area of the law though, many people don’t even recognize that that need an elder law lawyer when they encounter one of these issues. To help remedy that, a Carmel … [Read more...] about Why Would I Need an Elder Law Attorney?
For an adult child, watching a parent age can be very difficult. Somehow we expect that our parents will be forever middle aged. It can become even more difficult if a parent starts to show signs of physical and/or mental deterioration that often goes along with the natural aging process. If that is where you are with your parent, it may be time to find a caregiver for your parent. If so, an Indianapolis elder law attorney at Frank & Kraft offers some suggestions that may help you find the … [Read more...] about Choosing a Caregiver for Your Parent
The population of older Americans has increased dramatically in recent years, due in large part to the fact that the Baby Boomer generation is reaching retirement age. With seniors now accounting for such a large segment of the population, issues that concern them have taken on a heightened importance. Sadly, this includes the prevalence of elder abuse in its many forms. While we are paying more attention to abuse and neglect of the elderly, one type of elder abuse remains somewhat of a taboo … [Read more...] about Senior Sexual Abuse — It Happens More Often Than You May Realize