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 5 Common Elder Law Questions Answered
During the holidays people make an extra effort to be friendly and really embrace the spirit of the season. Unfortunately, it is also prime time for scam artists. Although they may target anyone, these predators frequently target the elderly, particularly during the holiday season. The Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft offers tips to help seniors avoid becoming the victim of holiday scams. What Makes the Holidays Prime Scam Season? Why are scammers more prolific during … [Read more...] about Tips to Help Seniors Avoid Holiday Scams
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 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 they need an elder law lawyer when they encounter one of these issues. To help remedy that, a Carmel elder … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons to Consult With an Elder Law Attorney
Experts predict that by 2050 the number of older Americans (65 and older) will surpass the number of younger Americans (21 and younger) for the first time in history. The sheer number of older Americans, coupled with the dramatic increase in people developing Alzheimer’s means that you will probably find yourself providing care for an older loved one at some time, if you are not already. The Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft encourage you to honor family caregivers during … [Read more...] about National Family Caregiver Month
In today’s world, if you do not own a cellphone, tablet, or laptop computer you are definitely in the minority. Most of us spend a decedent amount of time on various social media platforms. For grandparents, communicating with the grandkids often requires the use of social media. This presents a very real risk for seniors. Scam artists and other predators who prey on older victims specifically target older victims through social media. The Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft … [Read more...] about Social Media and Your Elderly Loved Ones
Decisions relating to a parent’s care can often spur conflict among siblings. If you find yourself in a situation where you and your siblings appear unable to agree on medical treatment or an overall care plan for your parent, what can you do? Are there any practical options that might help? What legal options do you have if a resolution becomes impossible? To help answer some of these questions, an Indianapolis elder law attorney at Frank & Kraft discusses what happens if siblings cannot … [Read more...] about What Happens If Siblings Can’t Agree on a Parent’s Care?
One of the many consequences of the elderly population explosion is the corresponding increase in the need for healthcare services aimed at seniors. Specifically, the need for long-term care has increased dramatically in recent years. Most seniors, however, would prefer to put off, if not avoid completely, the need for nursing home care. Fortunately, as the Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft explain, there are alternatives to a nursing home for those seniors who … [Read more...] about What Are the Alternatives to Entering a Nursing Home?
Trying to balance your own life while providing care for an aging parent can be difficult and exhausting. Navigating the various government programs and services, managing your time, and making sure your immediate family doesn’t suffer can seem like an impossible task. Working with a Geriatric Care Manager may be the solution to your problem. An Indianapolis elder law attorney at Frank & Kraft explains how a Geriatric Care Manager may be able to help you and your parent. The Truth … [Read more...] about Does My Parent Need a Geriatric Care Manager?
The opioid crisis in the United States is having a direct impact on the increase in financial exploitation of the elderly. An article published by the University of Southern California Center on Elder Mistreatment explains the correlation between the growth of the senior population and the opioid crisis in the U.S. The Indianapolis elder law attorneys at Frank & Kraft explain how the opioid crisis leads to elderly financial exploitation. The Opioid Crisis in the U.S. The news makes it … [Read more...] about How the Opioid Crisis Leads to Elder Financial Exploitation
As the population of older Americans continues to increase, we have also experienced an increased awareness of issues that impact them, including the prevalence of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. States across the nation are scrambling to try and prevent, or at least combat, the problem of elder abuse, with varying success. According to a recently released study by Wallet Hub, the State of Indiana is among the bottom half of all states for elder abuse protection. The Baby … [Read more...] about Indiana in Bottom Half of States for Elder Abuse Protection