Elderly individuals in New Jersey and across the country are often victims of financial abuse. While many want to believe that scam artists are fully behind this, the sad reality is sometimes family members and friends may take advantage of elderly individuals too. An elder law attorney may be able to help those who feel that their loved ones are being financially abused.
Tim Conway is known for the various roles he has played on television since the 1960's. Now, at 84 years old, he is battling dementia and requires skilled nursing care 24 hours a day -- which he is currently receiving at what his daughter calls an excellent facility. His wife, on the other hand, wants him moved to another care center. Who will get their way? This kind of situation is often seen by elder law attorneys in New Jersey and elsewhere.
Watching a parent, grandparent or other loved one advance in age or experience health issues is difficult. No one wants to see it happen, yet it happens to everyone. When people are going through it themselves, they may put off seeking out caregiving services as they want to maintain their independence. Sometimes it takes someone else stepping up an saying caregiving support is needed. New Jersey residents can learn to recognize the signs that care support is needed and help their loved ones get the assistance they need and set up the elder law protections they require.
A former employee of Millennium Memory Care located in Holmdel has been arrested and charged with elder abuse. When New Jersey residents place their loved ones in care facilities, they should be able to do so knowing that they will be taken care of, not hurt by those placed over their care. Unfortunately, that did not happen in this case. An elder law attorney can help the victim and her family seek compensation for their losses.
Setting up powers of attorney is part of a good estate plan. Knowing that one has one or more people assigned to handle health care and financial affairs in the event that one no longer can for him or herself due to age or infirmity can grant great peace of mind. When it comes down to it, though, there are POA agents who may try to overstep and abuse the power entrusted to them. New Jersey residents who believe this is happening to their loved ones may turn to an elder law attorney for help.
No one wants to think that they will suffer some major medical event that will result in their incapacitation. No one wants to think about how age or illness could cause serious physical decline down the road. These things happen, though, to most people. New Jersey residents can help themselves and their loved ones by being prepared for what may come. An experienced elder law attorney can help with that.
When placing a loved on in a nursing home or other type of care facility, one wants to believe that staff members will do their best to care for him or her. In many instances, that does occur. However, a recent report about the overuse of antipsychotic drugs in such facilities was just released and the findings are quite disturbing. Those in New Jersey who believe that their family members in care facilities are being inappropriately drugged may turn to an elder law attorney for help.
Putting a parent or other loved one in a nursing home is a significant and difficult decision. There are too many horror stories out there regarding elder abuse in such facilities. Those in New Jersey who believe that their loved ones have been to subjected to abuse either by care providers or other residents may turn to an elder law attorney for help.
Nursing home administrators in New Jersey and across the country have certain responsibilities to their patients. In addition to ensuring that employees have the necessary training and experience to provide appropriate care, they must also ensure that these employees are dedicated to meeting the best interests of their patients and that no violations of elder law occur. Patients who are harmed as a result of employees at nursing homes may choose to file a civil lawsuit.
When people in New Jersey and elsewhere think about guardianships, they think that the person named to such a role will be a family member or close family friend. This is a person whom they know and someone they believe they can trust. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If a stranger ends up being named as the guardian of an incapacitated adult, family members may turn to an experienced elder law attorney in order to seek to have the guardianship revoked.