Family Issues May Lead to Elder Abuse

According to AARP, elder abuse can take many forms, and instances of elder abuse are expected to rise as the population ages. Elder abuse can take many forms such as emotional abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, health care abuse and neglect. The reasons why an older family member might be getting abused are many, but the result of any kind of abuse on a victim, no matter the age, is serious.

As we age, we may become dependent upon the assistance of our families to remain at home and continue with our lives. Our intellectual capacity may be diminished. Our physical dexterity may be declining. We may be unable to walk or perform the activities of daily living that comprise our day-to-day lives. Many of us may have no choice as to where, and with whom, we reside. The family members who are tasked with taking care of us may see us as an added burden to their list of responsibilities in an already busy life. If there are unresolved family issues involving hurt or angry feelings, we may suffer at the hands of a family member. Many elders report that their caretakers have decimated their life savings and they had no idea it was happening until the money was gone. In some cases, elders have signed their home over to family members without realizing what they were signing.

If you suspect that elder abuse is occurring in the family, or a family member has died under suspicious circumstances while in the care of family members, contact the elder abuse attorneys at Jacoby and Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of compassionate and experienced professionals has the knowledge and experience in litigating cases on behalf of elderly and dependent adults. They will fight to get you’re the justice and compensation you and your loved ones deserve.

Call us today at 1-877-504-5562. You may also contact us by email at [email protected].

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