The worst nightmare of any family is to realize that their beloved elders have fallen victim to elder abuse/neglect. Defining ‘neglect’ is quite difficult as it can be in numerous forms and every situation is unique to the next.
As unsettling as it is to imagine, thousands of elders fall prey to abuse and/or neglect such as physical, psychological, financial, sexual abuse as well as abandonment and neglect. Abuse of the elderly could happen in nursing homes, elder care centers or even at home. Typically, the perpetrators of elder abuse are anyone the elder trusts or in a position of authority.
Just as an elderly person’s needs vary, so do the forms of neglect. Typically they include any denial of needs related to shelter, food, clothing, hygiene and or medical care. Signs of elder abuse may include depression, withdrawal, scared or anxious to take any decisions, too much sleep or lack of sleep, avoiding or hiding information from a doctor or caregiver, and even running away from their residence.
The basic measures to minimize the risk of elder abuse is to regularly monitor your loved one’s care and document his physical and emotional conditions and medical records. Unfortunately, if yet your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, friends and family should follow up with law enforcement and schedule frequent visits on different days and times of the week. It is of utmost importance to hold the victim’s hand through the situation, keep in touch and instill a sense of security.
At Gilleon Law Firm, APC, we are experienced enough to know that elder abuse can be committed by anyone, occur anywhere and can take many forms. Our elder care attorneys fight diligently to make sure all abused senior citizens and their kin receive their rightful compensation as entitled so that they can have the comfort and security needed in their golden years.
Elder abuse and neglect is a crime of unspeakable proportion, leaving our most vulnerable population at the risk of physical and emotional injury. If you know of anyone who is a victim of elder abuse, it is best to contact a trusted elder abuse attorney at Gilleon Law Firm, APC who will help restore the self-esteem and basic rights an elder may have lost. We are committed to ending maltreatment of seniors and helping families exercise their rights in pursuing abusive or violent individuals.
At Gilleon Law Firm, APC, we have a team of San-Diego based elder law attorneys specializing in elder care law that handles a wide range of claims on behalf of elderly clients. We strive in improving the quality of life of our elderly clients and righting the wrongs they have been victims of. Our team is highly qualified, experienced and proficient to in elder abuse laws to comprehend your case and chalk out the path of action to make sure you are awarded your entitled compensation while protecting your interests.
Gilleon Law Firm, APC is based in the heart of San Diego, California, with offices and cases successfully practiced throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County. Imperial County and Riverside County. Over time, we have been successfully litigating elder abuse personal injury cases for numerous individuals and families of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and Imperial Counties. We uphold our belief to stand by your side to help you ease the pain and anguish of your trying times.
If you ever need any knowledgeable advice and determined representation, contact us or call 619.702.8623 to schedule a free consultation.