Extended family can be the greatest asset in someone's life. There are so many positive aspects to having your loved ones around you and making sure that they are taken care of in every way-- emotionally, financially, and health-wise. When you take on such a responsibility or are the recipient of such care, you must take it very seriously. A situation where someone is at their most vulnerable is one that will require special attention and to make sure that all sides are properly involved.
Unfortunately, there are also cases where elders are taken advantage of. Sometimes it is by a family member that sees a bad situation and will bend it to an illegal or immoral end. Sometimes there are cases of money being stolen from a vulnerable older member of the family and by the time that it is figured out, it is too late. There are also cases of abuse from people in charge of an elder care facility. In any case, these situations are unacceptable. If there is need for an elder abuse attorney, you should do your research and make sure that you have someone reliable and able to take care of you and your family. Know your rights and make sure that you and your loved ones are properly cared for-- it's your responsibility.