The attorneys at The Schomer Law Group are committed to educating their clients, as well as the residents of Long Beach. As such, we provide a comprehensive electronic library of client resources covering numerous estate planning and probate issues. We also update our legal blog regularly in order to provide updates on the ever-changing laws relating to estate planning, probate and other legal areas we handle. Finally, our seminars are always a valuable source of information. Ultimately, it is our desire that Long Beach residents stay informed. Below, you will find several links to useful resources relating to elder law and the senior community.
Protection of Long Beach Elders
Regrettably, nursing home abuse and neglect are realities. Under California law, abuse of an elder is defined as “the abuse of someone who is either 65 years old or older, or a dependent adult that has certain mental or physical disabilities that keep him or her from being able to do normal activities or protect himself or herself.” If you are concerned about this issue, there are resources available in the Los Angeles area for seniors. Here are a few of those resources:
Adult Protective Services County of Los Angeles
Community and Senior Services
3333 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Assists seniors 65 yrs. and older who are endangered due to unsafe living conditions, neglect, financial or physical abuse. This assistance is only for non-facility abuse situations.
453 W 7th St
San Pedro, CA 90733
Provides battered adult services, including legal referrals and advocacy, support groups and emergency shelters.
State Ombudsman Programs
Negotiates between the facility and older adult residents who have a complaint or whose family has a complaint or wants changes in regard to a nursing home or assisted living situation.
Alzheimer’s Association Helpline
Helpline staffed by volunteers to provide information and referrals to community caregivers, support groups and home care assistance pertaining to Alzheimer’s and related disorders.
Alzheimer’s Association Care Consultation
4221 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90010
One-on-one care consultation for patients/caregivers dealing with all aspects of dementia care. This free service includes home visits and assessments, consultation, care planning, information, and referrals.
Long Beach City College (Senior Studies Center)
1305 E Pacific Coast Highway Room FF108
Long Beach, CA 90806
Offers fee-based courses specifically designed for the needs and interests of mature students 50 years and older. Courses include art, language, computers, music, consumer studies, literature, current and world affairs, and physical fitness. Day tours to interesting places, i.e., museums, historical buildings, etc.
Financial Services For Low-Income Seniors
The PayingforSeniorcare.com website and the Eldercare Financial Resource Locator Tool were created and are maintained by the American Elder Research Organization. The website is designed to help families and caregivers locate information about long-term care resources for loved ones, and to find public and private programs available to assist in covering the cost of such care.
Serving Our Neighbors in Long Beach
An important part of being Long Beach elder law attorneys is recognizing the myths from the facts when it comes to seniors and the real issues they face. There are so many myths circulating out there regarding the elderly and their competency in general. It takes understanding and expertise to be able to recognize the real physical and mental challenges that seniors often face, as opposed to the fallacies that society may perpetuate. It is also important to recognize the importance of maintaining as much freedom and autonomy for seniors as possible.
The key to providing the best customized legal advice is to work closely with clients and families so that their specific needs and goals can be addressed. As Long Beach elder law attorneys, we need to become familiar with our client’s health care needs and the family dynamic. This exceptional insight makes Long Beach elder law attorneys better equipped to handle their client’s legal needs.
Legal issues Long Beach elder law attorneys handle
As with every legal specialty, there are a few common legal issues that are commonly handled by elder law attorneys. The most common legal matters include Medicaid planning, estate planning and administration, conservatorships, and trust formation and administration.
Some clients believe they can handle certain legal matters on their own, such as drafting a will or power of attorney. If you are considering substituting the advice of a professional with an online do-it-yourself product, you need to first understand the risks. Your Long Beach elder law attorneys can tell you that the false sense of security do-it-yourself products provide can be dangerous.
If you have questions regarding estate planning, trust contests, or any other trust administration issues, please contact the Schomer Law Group either online or by calling us in Los Angeles at (310) 337-7696, and in Orange County at (562) 346-3209.
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