Elder Law | What Your Family Should Know

Elder Law | When Medicare was created in 1965, the Older Americans Act was also introduced to protect aging Americans. Elder law formed from this. It is the area of the law that protects elderly individuals and their family members or representatives who oversee their care and finances.
What Families Should Know About Elder Law And Abuse
Although many laws exist to protect aging Americans, there are still thousands of reports of abuse, fraud and other crimes against them every year. These are some common types of crimes committed against elderly individuals:
 

  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Fraud
  • Theft</