One of the best ways we as a society can fight back against elder abuse is to educate others on the topic. By encouraging more people to become aware of elder abuse, we can help reduce it.
If you or a loved one has experienced elder abuse, contact us today at Peck Law Group. We have many years of experience fighting for compensation for victims of elder abuse and neglect. Call our office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your potential case.
What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse can occur in many different forms. It can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, or sexual abuse; as well as neglect and abandonment. Elder abuse can even occur in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, which may be liable for personal injuries suffered by the victims who endured the abuse.
Elder Abuse Awareness
According to the National Council on Aging, nearly one in ten Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some type of elder abuse. Additionally, the National Council on Aging also estimates that only approximately one out of every fourteen cases of elder abuse are actually reported to authorities. This problem is much more common than most people realize, which only strengthens the need to educate others on the topic of elder abuse.
Preventing Elder Abuse
Aside from educating others on the topic of elder abuse, there are other ways we can work to prevent it from occurring. If you are an older adult who may be susceptible to such abuse, you can help prevent it by taking care of your health and planning for your future by drafting a will or a plan for your medical-related wishes in the event you are incapacitated in the future. You should also stay active in the community and maintain social connections.
The Peck Law Group is here to help you if you or a loved one has suffered from elder abuse. Contact us today to get started fighting for the compensation you deserve.