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  • Financial-exploitation

    What is Financial Exploitation?

    Financial Exploitation of Older Adults and Disabled Adults As our population ages, abuse of the elderly has risen. Abuse takes many forms. Elderly people are often victims of physical, emotional, or financial abuse. This article focuses on the financial abuse or exploitation of older individuals. The perpetrators of such abuse are often people that the…

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    What is the Illinois Financial Exploitation of the Elderly Act?

    Understanding the Illinois Financial Exploitation of the Elderly Act As people age, they become more susceptible to financial exploitation by those around them. Unfortunately, these types of incidents are becoming more common and represent a growing problem in Chicago, the suburbs, and the entire nation. Because senior citizens have a nest egg and own property,…

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    Ways to help an older adult age in place

    Ways to help an older adult age in place According to a survey conducted by AARP, 90 percent of seniors hope to remain in their homes as they get older. This is called “aging in place.” However, the survey also showed that only around 43 percent of people aged 70 and older thought it was…

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    Is it time for Home Care?

    Is it time for Home Care? Sometimes it can be easy to tell when an aging family member needs home care, such as when an injury or serious illness occurs. Other times, it can be more difficult to determine if an older adult could use some help to stay safe, healthy, and comfortable in their…

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    4 Ways to pay for Home Care

    4 Ways to pay for Home Care By Linda Kunicki, BrightStar Care There comes a time in most people’s lives when age or disability makes it difficult for them to live on their own. When that happens, families often wonder how they will pay for their aging relative’s care. They may contemplate moving the senior…

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    Does an older adult need a guardian to use Home Care?

    Does an older adult need a guardian to use Home Care? When an older adult reaches a point in their lives where they need some help at home, it can be difficult to know where to turn. One option for seniors is to use an agency to hire home care. While this is a great…

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    What is financial exploitation of the elderly?

    What is financial exploitation of the elderly? We have seen an increase in probate cases involving aging adults who are taken advantage of by people they know, trust, and love. Family members often discover, too late, that their parents or grandparents have been preyed upon by a caregiver or new “friend.” Senior citizens are often…

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    Power of attorney: What happens if you do not have one?

    Power of attorney: What happens if you do not have one? Power of attorney documents allow you to name an agent that can make decisions for you in the event that you are no longer able to do so. For example, in a “Power of Attorney for Property”, you name an agent who can make…

  • What are “presumptively void transfers” in Illinois?

    What are “presumptively void transfers” in Illinois? The Illinois statute entitled “Presumptively Void Transfers” protects all individuals from coercion by their caregivers. Under the statute, certain transfers to caregivers are deemed void unless the caregiver can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the transfer was not the product of coercion and undue influence by…

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    What law protects the elderly from financial exploitation?

    What law protects the elderly from financial exploitation? Illinois statute protects elderly individuals from those who seek to financially exploit them by coercing the elderly into amending their estate plans. This is an important statute because the elderly are often preyed upon by caregivers and other individuals who see them as an easy target. This…