The older adult population in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years and is expected to continue to increase in the years to come. Sadly, that increase has led to a corresponding increase in elder abuse. Elder abuse occurs in several forms, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, and financial exploitation. If you are the caretaker of an older person, it is imperative that you take steps to prevent elder financial exploitation. An Oklahoma City elder law attorney at … [Read more...] about Tips to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation
If you are providing unpaid care for a family member or loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease it may seem as though no one else can possibly understand what you are going through. The truth, however, is that millions of people are currently providing unpaid care to loved ones with Alzheimer’s – and they pay a price for providing that care. Studies tell us that unpaid caregivers for those who have Alzheimer's or other dementia are more likely to have higher levels of stress hormones, … [Read more...] about Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s
If you are a family member or friend who is providing unpaid care for an older loved one, you probably feel frustrated and overwhelmed at times. If so, you are hardly alone. Your commitment to providing care is certainly admirable. You may, however, reach a point at which you need help in the form of a geriatric care manager. An Oklahoma City elder law attorney at Parman & Easterday explains how a geriatric care manager can help you provide the best possible care for your loved … [Read more...] about Do You Need a Geriatric Care Manager?
Caring for an elderly family member or loved one can be both mentally and physically exhausting. It can also be extremely stressful even if you live close by and have needed resources close at hand. If you are trying to provide care from afar, your stress level can go through the roof. To make your job a little easier, an Oklahoma City elder law attorney at Parman & Easterday offers some tips for long-distance caregivers. Unpaid Caregivers – What You Need to Know According to the … [Read more...] about Caregiving from Afar — Tips to Help You Care for a Loved One When You Can’t Be There
If you have a parent, grandparent, or other older family member who is starting to show signs of physical and/or mental deterioration, the fear of Alzheimer’s disease may loom large in your subconscious. Maybe your loved one has already been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia and you are concerned about what to expect in the future. Although we often use the terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” interchangeably, they aren't quite the same thing. An Oklahoma City elder law attorney at … [Read more...] about Dementia and Alzheimer’s – Understanding Both
It’s that time of year again – time to hang the lights, decorate the tree, and fill the house with the smell of baked goods. It’s the one time of the year when people make an extra effort to be friendly and really embrace the spirit of the holidays. Unfortunately, it is also prime time for scam artists. Although they may target anyone, these predators frequently target the elderly, particularly during the holiday season. An Overland Park elder law attorney at Parman & Easterday offers tips … [Read more...] about Tips to Help You Avoid Holiday Scams
If you have a parent who is getting up there in age and is living alone, you undoubtedly worry about their mental and physical health. You may also worry that your parent could become the victim of elder abuse in the form of physical or mental abuse. What you may not be worrying about, however, is the very real risk of financial exploitation. To help you protect your parent, the Overland Park elder law lawyers at Parman & Easterday offer tips to prevent financial abuse. What Is … [Read more...] about Tips to Keep Your Parent from Becoming the Victim of Financial Exploitation
Although we often prefer not to think about it, the reality is that as we age, so do our parents. If you have a parent whose physical and/or mental health is such that he/she requires the type of care that can only be provided by a nursing home, you undoubtedly worry about the quality of that care. One thing you may not be worrying about – until it happens – is your parent being evicted from the facility. The Oklahoma City elder law attorneys at Parman & Easterday explain under what … [Read more...] about Can My Mother’s Nursing Home Evict Her?
If you are a senior, you have undoubtedly seen and/or heard an advertisement for reverse mortgages. If you are also living on a fixed income and wish to enjoy a bit more financial freedom, a reverse mortgage can certainly be tempting. At the same time, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of how a reverse mortgage works before deciding to accept one. To help you, the Overland Park elder law attorneys at Parman & Easterday explain some reverse mortgage basics. What Is a Reverse … [Read more...] about Should I Take Out a Reverse Mortgage?
When most of us worry about the possibility that an elderly parent might become the victim of elder abuse, we tend to focus on the risk of physical and/or emotional abuse. Sadly, both physical and emotional abuse of the elderly occur at an alarming rate; however, there is another type of elder abuse that isn’t discussed as frequently – elder sexual abuse. The Oklahoma City elder law attorneys at Parman & Easterday explain how to spot signs that a parent may be the victim of elder sexual … [Read more...] about Could Your Parent Be a Victim of Elder Sexual Abuse?