National Aging Resource Center on Elder Abuse (now
the National Center on Elder Abuse) estimated that
820,000 elders became victims of elder abuse in
1994, excluding self-neglecting elders. Adding
self-neglecting elders raised the number of victims
to 1.86 million.
are many legal problems that affect the elderly. It is
find an attorney with a broad understanding of the laws
that may have an impact on a given issue, for
- Elder Abuse
claims and appeals
planning, including use of durable powers of attorney,
living trusts, "living wills," for financial
management and health care decisions.
planning, including planning for the management of
one's estate during life and its disposition on death
through the use of trusts and wills.
elder law attorneys do not specialize in every one of
these areas. So when an attorney says he/she practices
Elder Law, find out which of these matters he/she handles.
Information Center is the only nationwide toll-free
for consumers to get advice about telephone
solicitations and report possible telemarketing fraud
to law enforcement agencies..1-800-876-7060
Elder Abuse and Neglect Hotline- file a complaint about
the quality of life or quality of care inside a nursing
Missouri Long Term Care Ombudsman Program- obtain information
on nursing homes or problems between nursing homes and
residents or their families 1-800-309-3282
Care Review Foundation - file a complaint about quality
of care 1-800-347-1016