When Alaskan elders become vulnerable or disabled, that is when attention to their needs and help is needed the most. Often Alaskans older persons needs can be overlooked, neglected or, on the extreme end be taken advantage of or abused by the very people who are supposed to care for them.
These types of neglect, abuse and exploitation occurs in Anchorage and across the state. Family, friends, and caregivers neglect the needs of our elders or help themselves to the vulnerable adult’s money, property, or other assets.
When this happens to your loved one, it is a devastating situation. Fortunately, vulnerable adults have special protections under Alaska law and people who take advantage of vulnerable or incapacitated adults risk severe penalties.
If you believe your loved one is being exploited or taken advantage of, you may have the legal option to act on the vulnerable person’s behalf. At Kelley & Canterbury LLC, we can help you with instances of:
The elder law attorneys at Kelley & Canterbury LLC provide experienced representation, working to ensure that justice is given to you and your family. We work to address what is needed for adult protection throughout the entire process. Our attorneys strive to provide the highest level of service, listening to goals, responding to calls promptly, and answering questions.
If you or a loved one believes that there has been neglect, financial exploitation or abuse of an adult or elder, contact Kelley & Canterbury LLC. We have helped many people successfully resolve all types of elder law issues in Anchorage and across Alaska.