While age brings wisdom, it can also bring frailty and vulnerability. As the population of Bryant ages, we, or our parents, are increasingly faced with the realities of elder care, and the dangers of elder abuse.
From managing Medicaid to retirement plans and estate planning, the services of competent and caring elder law attorneys are essential, but not often well understood.
While some describe our growing city of Bryant as a booming and young Arkansas economy, they are already recreating one of the most common causes of elder suffering: neglect.
Yet in Bryant, almost 20% of households are made up of individuals aged 65 and older, of which over one-third are older citizens living alone.
While many of us prefer not to think about what our lives will be like after retirement, the portion of our lives spent after reaching it grows longer and longer, and the legal risks of failing to plan for it increase correspondingly.
The aging population of Bryant faces several complex topics, which often have extensive legal nuances and considerable financial consequences:
While we become more and more aware of the dangers and difficulties of aging, the solutions too often remain elusive, or uncomfortable. Among many key services available to help both avoid problems and solve those that emerge, is elder care law.
The unique needs of aging citizens require experts uniquely suited to meeting them. Whether they be nurses, doctors, or indeed, lawyers.
Unfortunately, not everyone gets the preparation and legal care they need to ensure a safe and comfortable older age, often leaving them vulnerable to elder abuse. Whether caused by dangerous levels of neglect by family members or tragic failures in nursing homes, elder abuse is a real and present danger for older citizens in Arkansas, and Bryant is no exception. When these unfortunate cases do occur, however, elder law attorneys are the specialists needed to fight for those neglected rights, or in the most tragic cases, for justice and retribution. Elder law experts, like those at the Jurist Law Group, PLLC, are intimately familiar with the complex webs of insurance companies, institutions, and private companies which can take advantage of our most vulnerable elders, as well as the laws that exist to protect them.