Impacting over five percent of all seniors, financial fraud and exploitation rank as the most prevalent forms of elder abuse and neglect, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Unfortunately, for each reported instance of elder financial exploitation, experts estimate an alarming 44 cases go unreported. One common avenue for senior financial exploitation involves identity theft, a tactic that disproportionately affects older individuals. In an endeavor to combat elder financial … [Read more...] about Seniors Guide to Preventing Identity Theft
As the aging population in the United States continues to increase, the topic of long-term care is one that touches most families as they discuss ways to prevent the need for long-term care and strategies for financing it when it becomes unavoidable. Many people are unaware of the diverse options accessible to support seniors requiring assistance but who are not yet at the point where nursing home care is necessary. One of those options is home health services. To help you decide if it’s a … [Read more...] about Indiana Home Health Services: What You Need to Know
Over the last several decades, the population of seniors in the United States – and worldwide – has grown significantly and experts predict it will continue to grow at a historic rate for the next several decades to come. Not only has the increase in the older population taxed existing long-term care systems in the U.S. and abroad, but many seniors want options other than a traditional nursing home. With all of that in mind, the Indianapolis attorneys at Frank & Kraft discuss alternative … [Read more...] about Alternative Care Communities for Seniors
As we age, we all eventually experience some physical and mental deterioration that comes along with the natural aging process. For some of us, that natural deterioration is more pronounced or may be accompanied by cognitive decline caused by Alzheimer’s or another age-related form of dementia. Noticing your own physical and/or mental decline is never easy. Realizing that it may impact your ability to drive can be downright traumatic for an older individual. Nevertheless, it is important to keep … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Older Drivers in Indiana
Watching an elderly loved one succumb to Alzheimer’s, or even to the natural physical and mental deterioration that comes with aging, can be extremely difficult. Family members often become caregivers to allow the loved one to remain in his/her home; however, there may come a time when an elderly loved one needs the type of care that can only be provided in a nursing home. What can you do though if your loved one resists the move? An Indianapolis attorney at Frank & Kraft discusses getting a … [Read more...] about Getting a Loved One into a Nursing Home: Petitioning for Guardianship in Indiana
Making the decision to move a parent, grandparent, or another elderly loved one to a nursing home is not an easy decision. Once the decision has been made, family members often worry about the quality of care their loved one is receiving. Most of the time, those worries are unfounded; however, the harsh reality is that nursing home abuse and neglect happens more often than most people realize. If you believe that an elderly loved one has been abused or neglected, an Indianapolis elder law … [Read more...] about How Do I File a Complaint Against a Nursing Home in Indiana?
If you have an elderly parent, grandparent, or another loved one who is being cared for in a long-term care facility or by an in-home caregiver, you undoubtedly worry about the quality of the care they are receiving. If you become concerned that your loved one is being abused, that worry escalates exponentially. Before taking further steps, however, you need to confirm your suspicions. With that in mind, the Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft discuss how to prove that a loved … [Read more...] about How Do I Prove Elder Abuse?
Experts tell us that by the year 2050, the older population (age 65 and older) will outnumber their younger counterparts (age 21 and younger) for the first time in history. The growing senior population has caused a corresponding increase in legal issues that impact the elderly. While older adults face many of the same legal issues as younger adults do, they also have some unique legal issues. An Indianapolis elder law attorney at Frank & Kraft answers five common elder law … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know about Elder Law
As we age, so do our parents, grandparents, and other older family members. At some point, a role reversal often occurs, where you become the protector and your older family members become vulnerable. As a result of physical and/or mental deterioration, your older family members may eventually need additional assistance around the house or may even need around the clock care in a long-term care facility. Despite your best efforts to ensure that the people caring for your loved one … [Read more...] about Steps to Take If You Suspect Elder Abuse
As a retiree, you are likely hoping to enjoy your “Golden Years” without having to worry about finances. If you are concerned that may not be the case, your life insurance policy may be one potential source of financial assistance that you may not have considered. The Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft help you decide if a senior life settlement is right for you. What Is a Senior Life Settlement? You have likely been paying the premiums on your life insurance policy for … [Read more...] about Is a Senior Life Settlement Right for Me?