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Feds apply heavy hand to those guilty of elder abuse

The senior population is one of the easiest targets of scams. For the most part, the elderly are very trusting and so it comes as no surprise that many older folks are taken advantage of by fraudsters and suffer this kind of abuse.  In fact, seniors in the United States -- and Louisiana is no exception -- have lost billions of dollars to shady deals and dealers. An elderly woman from Louisiana recently found herself embroiled in one of these scams.

Nursing home care in Louisiana: Read contracts before signing

Reading the fine print in contracts is something many people don't do. But when it comes to a living situation for an elderly family member in Louisiana, both the potential resident (if he or she is able) and a family member would be wise to read every bit of a contractual agreement before committing to a nursing home. The resident and/or family member will want to ensure that everything in the document is in order and that the would-be resident will be getting the best possible nursing home care

Elder law: New law aims to prevent elder abuse

The Elder Abuse and Prevention and Protection Act (EAPPA) aims not only to bring awareness to elder abuse issues, but to protect millions of elderly from untoward actions. Certain experts are calling this likely elder law to be the most comprehensive of its kind in years. The bill came as cases of elder abuse continue to escalate in America and Louisiana is no exception.

Protecting against financial elder abuse

When most Louisiana residents consider the needs of their aging loved ones, the conversation usually turns to medical issues and overall well-being. People spend a great deal of time and effort trying to find the right nursing home setting for their aging parents or grandparents. They may also put significant effort into getting the best possible medical care. What is often overlooked is the risk of elder financial abuse.

Elder law questions do not have to halt Louisiana estate planning

Estate planning can be an intimidating process. Many Louisiana residents may easily become overwhelmed by the idea of dealing with assets, beneficiaries, long-term care plans and the other numerous life considerations that can go into elder law planning. However, parties do have options for seeking assistance and feeling less apprehensive about the prospect of creating a plan.

Could retirement communities play a role in elder law planning?

Many Louisiana residents commonly contemplate where they will live out their golden years. Though some individuals may consider moving in with their adult children or simply staying at home themselves, other people may want to take certain other factors into consideration, such as the possibility for needing long-term care. As a result, choosing a retirement destination may play a role in elder law planning.

Elder law: Louisiana residents may wish to plan ahead for care

Heath care is a common concern for many individuals across the country, including those in Louisiana. However, many parties have neglected certain areas of elder law that could help them plan for possible incapacitation and any needed long-term care. Additionally, numerous people have the mistaken idea that government benefits and insurance will pay for such care.

3 types of elder abuse you need to know about

Elder abuse can take place in any nursing facility or as a result of an at-home caretaker not caring for your family member appropriately. Elder abuse is a serious concern and not something to be taken lightly. Sometimes, this kind of abuse is physical, but it can also take other forms.

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