Officials want to ensure there is still no place like home for Kansas seniors.
When you think of the elderly, who comes to mind?
Perhaps your parents?
Nearly everyone has a connection to the senior population.
They are our loved ones.
Like anything of value, they should be protected.
According to a recent the Topeka Capital-Journal article titled “Prosecutors in Kansas to advocate for reform of state’s elder-abuse law,” the State of Kansas is working harder to do this.
The proposed definition adds unreasonable confinement, unreasonable punishment, and infliction of physical injury to the definition.
Why is this important?
The current laws in Kansas address financial abuse against seniors.
They do not at this time prohibit physical abuse.
As the population of elderly in Kansas rises, this law will become increasingly important.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
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Reference: Topeka Capital-Journal (January 5, 2018) “Prosecutors in Kansas to advocate for reform of state’s elder-abuse law”