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?
If you have taken on the responsibility of providing care for an elderly loved one so that he/she can remain at home, you may already be familiar with the mental and physical exhaustion caregivers often face. It is easy to put your own needs on the backburner when caring for someone you love who is suffering from physical and/or mental deterioration. If you completely ignore your own needs, however, your body will eventually react, causing your own physical and/or mental deterioration. … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know If You Are a Caregiver
Given the increasing prevalence of the disease, most of us know someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or who is helping care for someone with the disease. Nationally, the month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Recognizing the need for heightened awareness of this disease, President Ronald Reagan made this designation in 1983. With that in mind, the Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft offer some information on Alzheimer’s disease and ideas about … [Read more...] about November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
You would undoubtedly prefer to spare your loved ones from additional stress and worry following your own death. Unfortunately, there is no way to shield your loved ones from the emotional impact of your passing; however, you can spare them most of the stress and anxiety associated with planning and funding your funeral and burial by planning everything yourself within your estate plan. If you do decide to add a funeral planning component to your estate plan, you may consider a pre-paid funeral … [Read more...] about A Pre-Paid Funeral Plan Might Not Be a Wise Choice
Despite the fact that we ourselves age, we expect that our parents will forever remain middle-aged. If a parent starts to show signs of physical and/or mental deterioration that often goes along with the natural aging process, we are forced to address the reality that they are aging. 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 suggestions for how to find the right caregiver … [Read more...] about How to Find the Right Caregiver for a Parent
As the population of older Americans continues to increase dramatically. Unfortunately, that also means that elder abuse is also a growing problem. One type of elder abuse that is often underreported is elder financial exploitation. Predators take advantage of the fact that it is an uncomfortable topic of conversation. To help prevent you or a loved one from becoming a victim, the Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft discuss what you need to know about financial … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know about Elder Financial Exploitation