Bedsores – Pressure Sores – Decubitus Ulcers – Elder Abuse

Bedsores Bedsores, also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, develop on areas of the body where the skin overlaps bony areas such as the lower spine and tailbone. The causal mechanism is when body pressure is asserted upon the skin and the underlying derma is pressed against the bone. (Photo Shows A Stage Four Bedsore) Read more…

Signs Of Elder Abuse – Nursing Home And Board & Care Injuries

Seven Signs Of Elder Abuse An elderly person who has Alzheimer’s disease or the onset of dementia is particularly at risk for elder abuse since they are often unable to adequately communicate the abuse to others. Families, therefore, must keep a sharp and attentive eye for signs of elder abuse and be diligent in promptly reporting it Read more…

Financial Elder Abuse – Emotional Vulnerability And Predatory Practices

Financial Elder Abuse – Vulnerability – Predatory Practices Financial Elder Abuse is becoming more prevalent as more of our population enters the last quarter of their life. That’s because mental acuity diminishes. Dementia can be subtle but it can clearly effect reasoning and common sense. Financial abuse escalates especially in a declining economy, even family members can take Read more…

Proving Elder Abuse In Sexual Assault Cases

Elder Abuse – Sexual Assault Separate and distinct from civil penalties for sexual elder abuse, most, if not all states, make it a separate crime to commit a sexual assault and battery on an elder which is usually defined as any person over 60 years of age. According to a CNN study published on February 17, 2017 Read more…

How To Report Elder Abuse – Los Angeles County

How To Report Elder Abuse In Los Angeles County: The Los Angeles Adult Protective Services (APS) is a 24-hour public service program that investigates all reported at-risk elder abuse complaints. Types of referrals include physical, sexual or financial abuse, isolation, neglect, or self-neglect. If you suspect someone is the victim of elder abuse contact the following Read more…

Elder Law Investment Advisors – Check Their Credentials Before Investing…

Fight Back Against Financial Elder Abuse.If You Or A Loved One Has Been Approached By An “Elder Investment Advisor” Check Their Histrory and Licensing Status Before You Invest… Financial Elder Abuse is a national epidemic. There are those consultants who claim to specialize in the financial needs of the elderly and who sell high risk or fictitious investment products. According to the American Bar Association, one-in-ten Americans Read more…

Elder Law – Estate And End-Of-Life Planning – Power Of Attorney

WILLS & TRUSTS – CONSERVATORSHIPS – POWER OF ATTORNEY – HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES – ELDER ABUSE – PROBATE & ESTATE LAWYERS…. Estate planning includes more then having your will and trust prepared. It also includes preparing final directives and end-of-life instructions for your children and loved ones to follow. This can include planning to have a conservatorship in place should Read more…

Nursing Home Abuse

NURSING HOME ABUSE In 2016 many of us are reaching the “golden years” and with it has come a resurgence of interest in finding new ways of improving the quality of eldercare in the nearly 22,000 “for-profit” nursing homes spread out across the country. These for-profit nursing homes care for as many as two million senior residents. Read more…

How To Cancel Your Timeshare Contract – Consumer Beware!

Need For More Consumer Protections While federal and state regulation of the timeshare industry has been in existence for decades, specific regulations concerning the timeshare resell market does not yet provide the buyer with the adequate consumer protections. High Pressure Sales Tactics – Legal Cause To Cancel A Timeshare Contract Timeshare resort companies are legally Read more…

Decubitus Ulcer

Decubitus Ulcers, also called bed and pressure sores can develop on areas of the body where the skin overlaps bony areas such as the lower spine, ankle and tailbone. It is caused when pressure is asserted upon the skin and the underlying derma is pressed against the bone causing tissue, ligament and muscle to tare, blister, and Read more…