On November 5, 2016 I was the featured guest discussing Elder Law on the San Francisco Bay Area radio program, Aging By The Bay on KDIA 1640 AM. The program hosts, Tom DeZao and Mike Medieros, do an excellent job every Saturday at 10:00 am featuring topics of interest to seniors and their families. Aging By The Bay is sponsored by ComForCare the premier provider of private in-home care services. We covered the following subjects during the program:
Seniors Face Complex Legal Issues
Seniors face complex legal concerns that are often different from what they faced when they were younger. Actions taken may have unintended legal effects. As a senior or someone who’s helping make decisions for a senior, it’s important to be prepared by putting a plan in place that will help families deal with illness, disability, and death.
Proper Planning is the Key
Proper planning includes use of durable powers of attorney and living trusts for financial management, advance health care directives for health care decisions, and other means of delegating management and decision-making to a person you trust in case of incompetency or incapacity.
Elder law also includes estate planning, including planning for the management of your estate during life and its disposition on death through the use of trusts, wills, and other planning documents.
Seniors Are Vulnerable
Elder abuse is the neglect, exploitation or “painful or harmful” mistreatment of anyone who is 65 or older. Seniors are vulnerable to being taken advantage of financially and otherwise. If a senior is in imminent danger, call 911. If the senior is the victim of neglect, financial abuse, or physical abuse in a private home, call the local Adult Protective Services office in your county.
Here is a link so you can listen to the broadcast:
A special thank you to Samuel O. Padama, President and Imelda A. Padama, Director of Operations of ComForCare Solano County (http://comforcare.com/california/solano-county) for giving me the opportunity to appear on the program.