Helping Victims Of Elder Abuse
Sadly, the amount of elder abuse in California continues to increase as Baby Boomers get older. Many seniors rely on caregivers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities to meet their daily needs. They are often taken advantage of and fall prey to neglect and abuse from family members, caregivers and people entrusted to protect their finances. At the Law Offices of Kroger-Diamond & Campos APC, we work diligently to help victims of elder abuse and hold individuals and institutions accountable for their actions.
Types Of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse encompasses a wide range of intentional or negligent actions that result in physical, mental or financial harm. This includes facilities that fail to provide sufficiently trained staff to care for their residents. A partial list of types of elder abuse includes:
- Physical abuse, including use of physical restraints
- Illegal use of a senior’s money or property
- Isolation or preventing seniors from communicating with others
- Neglect resulting in mental suffering
- Treatment that results in pain or physical injury
California’s Elder Abuse Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) protects seniors as well as vulnerable adults who rely on caregivers for help with daily living activities. This includes people living independently as well as those living in care facilities.
Signs Of Elder Abuse
Physical abuse resulting in cuts, bruises or broken bones is the most obvious form of elder abuse. Other forms of abuse result from long-term neglect such as malnutrition and dehydration. Failing to move patients can also result in painful bedsores that may become infected. Many of these injuries are the result of the failure to respond to a dependent senior’s needs due to understaffing and poor training.
Contact Law Offices of Kroger-Diamond & Campos APC Today
If you or your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, contact the Law Offices of Kroger-Diamond & Campos APC to set up a free consultation. Call us in San Diego at 619-826-1794, in North County at 442-232-2259, or fill out our online form and one of our team members will follow up with you promptly.