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Protecting Vulnerable Elders

Elder law attorneys may specialize in estate planning, incapacity planning, and end-of-life care for seniors. They also help older adults remain in their homes as they age and protect them from abuse. These practitioners are essential because they work to protect a vulnerable population. To plan for their future and their care, seniors and their […]

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Elder Abuse, Mother and Daughter

Watching Out for Elder Abuse

The Elder Justice Act of 2009 defines elder abuse as “the knowing infliction of physical or psychological harm or the knowing deprivation of goods or services that are necessary to meet essential needs of an individual age 60 or older.” At least 10% of people 60 and older experience abuse, and most of these crimes […]

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Choosing a Companion for the Elderly

If you’ve ever cared for a seriously ill or aging loved one, you’re not alone. According to the latest figures in the AARP 2020 report, Caregiving in the U.S., more than 53 million Americans reported providing unpaid care to another adult or child over the past 12 months. Personal assistance enables the 12 million Americans […]

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