As our population ages, providing long-term care becomes increasingly important. Long-term care can include everything from in-home assistance, assisted living facilities (ALF) and nursing home care. In particular, how to pay for long-term care can overwhelm both the elderly and their loved ones. Thinking about this issue should be considered in any estate planning process involving an elderly person.
This is another in a series of blog discussions of Florida's recently enacted changes to Chapter 825, Fla. Stat. which addresses exploitation of an elderly person or of a disabled adult. Elder attorneys often face questions about the use of funds held in joint accounts.
This ia another in a series of blog entries discussing Florida's recent changes to Chapter 825 which addresses exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult.
By Florida law, exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult can occur when funds, assets or property are temporarily or permanently deprived from them or are used to benefit someone other than the elderly person or disabled adult.
In Florida, the recent amendments to Chapter 825 have broadened the definition of what constitutes exploitation of an elderly person or a disabled adult.
With Florida's extensive population of retired persons, the issue of exploitation of the elderly is a recurring topic. Practicing elder lawyers regularly face issues pertaining to this subject.