“The National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System, reports to Adult Protective Services increased by more than 12% between fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The group estimates that of the 10,000 people now turning 65 each day, a thousand will be victims of some form of elder abuse,” informs the below linked article from NY Daily News. Known as the “silver tsunami”, Elder Abuse is a growing epidemic in the US, gaining more and more speed with each passing year. Activists are trying to stop it in its tracks by bringing awareness to elders and letting them know where to seek help.
It can happen to anyone, as you can infer from the article, which mentions several high-profile, wealthy, celebrity names such as Stan Lee and Casey Kasem. The abuse can take several forms – it can be physical, verbal, financial or emotional. For example, being blocked from seeing your loved one before their death by another family member or someone like a manager, against your loved one’s wishes can also be considered abuse.
Danna & Associates, PC has specialized in Elder Law and Estate Planning for over 20 years. In creating an Estate Plan, you are granting yourself peace of mind when it comes to your finances. However, there are tons of other steps you can take to protect yourself, and certainly ways to fight abuse if you are experiencing it. Call 718.273.0300 for your free consultation today!
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