Unfortunately there are hundreds of thousands of elder abuse cases reported every year, from abuse to neglect. Many times the elderly are vulnerable and too weak to speak up for and defend themselves. Even if there are signs and symptoms of abuse many times the families aren’t sure what to look for.
Elder abuse happens when a person, usually a caregiver, purposefully harms or neglects to provide the necessary support to an elderly person. Even though ever state in the US has some kind of elder abuse law in place to protect seniors, actually navigating the laws and bringing those to justice can be very challenging.
Elder Abuse and Neglect is an Increasing Problem in California
Let’s work together to stop elder abuse once and for all! We’ve put together a list below of the common types of elder abuse and neglect. While unfathomable, it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms in case you or a family member becomes a victim of abuse or neglect.
Elder Abuse Reporting
Whether you are a responsible family member or a senior, arming yourself with the information and resources on the signs and how to report elder abuse is incredibly important.
If you suspect that you, a friend, or a family member has been a victim of elder abuse you have to options:
Other signs that someone has been a victim of abuse:
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