The law of the US regards anybody above the age of 18 as an adult. Specifically, the law hands over the rights to elderly to pursue their lives with dignity and respect. However, vulnerable elders could be compromising with their legal rights if they are not aware of the laws regulating elders. The matter may get worse if an elder is clueless about the guardianship and legal rights of senior citizens. Thus, it would help if you briefed yourself with essential knowledge of the various fields of elder law and guardianship.