ShuffieldLowman partner, Stephanie Cook, explains some common signs of elder abuse or exploitation. Signs can include a change in their behavior, someone overexerting themselves into their lives, bank accounts are being closed or moved, or if they become increasingly isolated. If you see the signs of elder abuse or exploitation, call the elder abuse hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873) or contact an elder law attorney to let you know what your options are in the legal system to protect your loved one.
Stephanie Cook explains situations you may want to consider filing for guardianship for an elderly person who seems to be declining. For example, you will want to file a guardianship if you don’t have any advance directives in place, like Power of Attorney. Another situation could be if you have those directives in place but they’ve been revoked or aren’t working. Watch the video to learn more!