I’m an older adult being forced from my home. What can I do?

3. Protect yourself from being forced to move

There are things you can do to reduce the risk of someone forcing you to move.

For example, it's important to:

  • Understand documents before you sign them. Don't sign anything when someone is pressuring you. It's always a good idea to get legal advice.
  • Be careful when choosing the person who'll be your attorney in your . Make sure that you trust them and know that they'll respect your wishes.
  • Think carefully before deciding to have someone move in with you or before you move in with someone else.
  • Plan for your future while you're still independent and . This includes preparing your will and powers of attorney.
  • Make a plan for your personal care so you won't have to rely on family members, unless that's what you want.


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