Justice For Seniors Who Are Mistreated Or Neglected In Nursing Home Facilities In Northern California
Loved ones are mistreated by nursing home caregivers more often than people think. In fact, over 2 million cases of elder abuse or neglect are reported every year — and that number is likely to rise given our aging baby boomer population.
Types Of Elder Abuse
Elder abuse can take many forms, both physical and mental. Common instances include:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Humiliation and ridicule
- Emotional or psychological abuse
- Financial exploitation
Types Of Elder Neglect
Elder neglect can also appear in many ways:
- Malnutrition, starvation or dehydration
- Abandonment or involuntary seclusion
- Neglect of personal hygiene
- Neglect of medical care
Signs Of Elder Abuse Or Neglect: What To Look Out For
Seniors who are being neglected or intentionally harmed are often reluctant to discuss their treatment for many reasons, including pride and fear of retribution. Common signs of elder abuse include:
- Suspicious changes in finances or control over a loved one’s finances
- Distinctive changes in physical appearance or lack of personal care
- Unusual changes in emotional behavior
- Unexplained bruises or bedsores
- Fights with caregivers
Do You Suspect Abuse Or Neglect? Reach Out To Us Today.
If you believe that a senior you know is exhibiting signs of abuse, our experienced personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert G. Schock can help.
Founding attorney Robert Schock has been recovering compensation against negligent parties and entities for many years.