World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Is June 15th

This post was written by Emma Hemness, CELA, founding owner of  Hemness Faller Elder Law, located in the Tampa Bay area in Brandon, Florida. She limits her law practice to elder law, estate planning and special needs planning, providing guidance to families with loved ones who are elderly and persons with disabilities. June 15th is [...]


Recognizing and Preventing Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults

By Roxanne J. Chang, Esq. Individuals who have disabilities or who are older are at higher risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, approximately 30 percent of individuals with disabilities who need assistance with daily care, maintaining health and safety, and accessing the community have experienced some form [...]


Preventing the Abuse of Individuals with Disabilities

By Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, Esq. It's well documented that individuals with disabilities are far more likely to suffer abuse and violence than the rest of the population. They're often isolated, poor, and dependent upon others for living assistance, making them particularly vulnerable. Trusted caregivers, in fact, are frequently the perpetrators. In addition to sexual and [...]