At the intersection of aging and healthcare, there are many ways a senior can be subjected to abuse or exploitation, right in their own home or community. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., we look for creative ways to protect seniors from abuse, whether through careful estate planning or through litigation. Here are some tips for identifying abuse before it’s too late.
The concept of mental competence or “legal capacity” is often elusive and confusing, even for attorneys. If you have an aging loved one who has been diagnosed with a medical condition that affects cognitive abilities, you should educate yourself on the nuances of the disease or condition. Some common conditions include:
Once you understand how the applicable disease or condition affects your loved one, you can better understand potential threats.
Elder abuse isn’t always as obvious as you might expect. In fact, most of the time, abuse takes the form of financial exploitation or subtle coercion. Consider these typical ways that seniors can be abused.
Many times a senior may have put a lot of energy and money into building a solid plan, only to attempt to undo it later in life at a point where he or she may not appreciate the effect of their actions. If so, you should immediately contact the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. in Maryland. We may be able to help obtain legal authority to protect your aging loved one.
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