Senior takes caregiver to court over home

We must always be cautious in commenting on cases before the Courts where allegations have yet to be proven.  That being said, the situation in this story, if borne out, illustrates the level of vulnerability that some older members of our society face in dealing with those meant to ensure their best interests.  The obvious answer is to obtain legal advice before entering into any agreement, but that is too simplistic.  It is precisely people in these positions of vulnerability who are least likely to seek advice, or are convinced that legal advice is not necessary.  Preventing these situations is difficult, but we are likely to see more cases like this in future.  Information and education regarding elder abuse is available.  We need to work on getting it to those who need it most.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1164880–ajax-senior-takes-caregiver-to-court-over-477-000-home

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