Elder neglect, which is failing to fulfill a care-taking obligation, makes up more than half of all reported cases of elder abuse. Elder law differentiates elder neglect as active (intentional) or passive (unintentional). Many issues that involve nursing home neglect are normally passive neglect, often caused by staffing shortages, a lack of sufficient training and the failure to realize a patient needs more oversight than they are receiving. Frequent visits and intervention from loved ones … [Read more...] about Elder Law: The Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Elder law is a fairly recent entry to the age-old legal profession. It covers an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on issues that affect the fastest growing segment of the population – the elderly. The issues that an elder law attorney can assist with normally fall into three inter-related categories: Quality of life; Financial issues; Health and long term care. Quality of Life Quality of life issues that an elder law attorney may address within their practice … [Read more...] about What is an Elder Law Attorney?