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
Sadly, elder abuse is a very real problem in the United States. Moreover, as the population of seniors continues to grow, so does the number of elder abuse cases. While physical abuse and neglect are the most well-known types of elder abuse, financial exploitation is actually the most common. In the State of Indiana, residents will be happy to learn that the Secretary of State has formed the Indiana Council Against Senior Exploitation, a group that is tasked with protecting seniors against those … [Read more...] about Indiana Council Against Senior Exploitation Works to Protect Older Hoosiers
As the elderly population in the United States continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, the need for caregivers for the elderly has also experienced a corresponding increase. Oftentimes, family members or close friends offer to provide care to an elderly individual without expecting payment for that care. If you are one of those caregivers, it is important that you acknowledge the impact your selfless caregiving will have on you and your family. Remember that if you completely ignore your own … [Read more...] about Tips for Caregivers
Although you may be unfamiliar with the name “Sumner Redstone,” you are probably not unfamiliar with what he has accomplished over the course of his lifetime. He remains the majority owner of CBS Corp. and Viacom Corp. along with his daughter Shari Redstone and was executive chairman of both companies before stepping down in 2016 at age 92. Forbes magazine has estimated his worth at $4.5 billion. Just recently, Redstone’s attorneys conceded that he had become incapacitated, and he was … [Read more...] about CBS Tycoon Settles Elder Abuse Lawsuit
Just as you would undoubtedly not consult with a pediatrician if you needed surgery to remove a brain tumor, you should not consult with a criminal defense attorney if you need your Last Will and Testament updated. Knowing which type of attorney you need, however, can be confusing given that the average person only interacts with an attorney a few times in their entire lifetime. In fact, it can be very difficult to know when the need for an elder law attorney arises given the fact that elder law … [Read more...] about What Is Elder Law?