Hopefully, we will never have to act as a durable power of attorney for our elderly parents. But with the Alzheimer’s Association reporting that five million people in the U.S. are suffering from the disease, alone, there is the unfortunate chance that a durable power of attorney will be necessary in instances of dementia or…

Elder abuse of veterans

People who abuse seniors, either physically or financially, lack respect for elders – even those older men and women who had served in the U.S. armed forces. But just like other people over the age of 65, elderly veterans are targeted by fakes and criminals because they appear to be easy targets, especially if they…

Elder abuse and social media

Roughly two million seniors are victims of elder abuse every year, according to the Nursing Home Abuse Guide. Cases often involve nursing home employees, who are charged with physically abusing the residents they are entrusted to care. But there is another growing method of elder abuse that authorities are concerned about. Nursing home workers are…