Elder Self-Neglect Attorney
Belleville, IL elder law attorneys focused on your family's needs
Are you concerned about an older family member who can no long care for themselves? Not sure what to do or even what options are available to you? We realize this is a very difficult and emotional situation. That's why our elder law attorneys want to help you.
Our legal team at Courtney ∙ Clark Law, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois has decades of experience dealing with such complicated cases. We realize how emotional and upsetting such cases can be for many families. That's why we take the time to understand exactly what's going on before we offer our advice.
No one likes to imagine a parent, grandparent or another family member no longer being able to care for themselves. It's a reality many of us must face, however, and our legal team can help you face it so your loved can continue to live their life with dignity and respect.
What is elder self-neglect?
Elder self-neglect can take many forms. Some of the most common forms of elder self-neglect include:
- Forgetting to take medications.
- Poor hygiene.
- Not eating enough food.
- Frequently becoming lost or disoriented.
- Not paying bills on time.
- Mismanaging financial accounts.
No one likes to think of a parent or grandparent getting older and not being able to take care of themselves. The reality is these situations occur. It's important to be realistic about your loved one's abilities and what's best for them.
How our law firm can help you
There are many ways your family can help a loved one who has trouble taking care of themselves. We can help you decide if you should appoint an elder guardian. Or perhaps your family might want to create a power of attorney, living will or another document designed to take care of your loved one's needs while giving more control to you or another family member.
There are no easy answers when it comes to dealing with a loved one who can no longer take care of themselves. We're here for you and want to help you decide what the best solution for your family is. Simply contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with an elder law attorney who cares about your family's needs.