The baby boomer generation is aging. Many have no one to appropriately care for them as their capacities diminish. They often become vulnerable due to age or illness. This makes them targets for the unscrupulous. Unfortunately, many times the unscrupulous individuals who prey upon the elderly turn out to be family members. By the time abuse happens, the victim has often become isolated and dependent. He or she cannot help themselves and a victim may not even recognize the situation as abusive.
So, what can you do to protect yourself while you are still able? Here are some thoughts:
- Don’t wait to make your plans. Act while you are still competent and active.