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The aging seniors of our families are getting to the age when they can no longer take care of themselves. We remember them as physically and mentally strong, but we must all face the saddening reality that are becomming dependent upon the care and compassion of others.

As our loved ones enter into their golden years, many relatives will have to turn to nursing homes and other care facilities. When this difficult decision has been made, we expect the caretakers to adhere to a high level of dignity and care. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is a tragic reality that many face on a daily basis.

By law, nursing homes and other care facilities are required to provide a high level of care to all patients. Failure to meet the needs of the patients is a form of abuse and should be immediately reported to law enforcement and the associated government agencies. Speaking to an attorney about the abuse is highly recommended.

While we would love to think that nursing homes and their employees are in the business to provide exceptional care and dignity to our loved ones, many nursing homes have been caught cutting costs to increase profits. Some of these cost cutting ventures have led to violations in health and safety standards and hiring employees without the proper training or education to reduce employee costs.

In fact, the California Attorney General’s office recently doubled the size of its elder abuse division after a study found that:

Four Categories Of Elder Abuse

The law describes elder abuse as any type of abuse against a person 65 years old or older. This tragic type of abuse is categorized into four main types of abuse.

Physical Abuse
Physical abuse includes any action that purposefully inflicts bodily harm on the individual. For elder abuse, this may include, but is not limited to:

Signs of physical abuse can include:

Neglect can include many different situations and is not limited to the following:

Signs of neglect can include:

Emotional abuse can come in several forms, including:

Signs of emotional abuse can include:

Financial abuse can include many different situations, but are most commonly associated with:

Signs of financial abuse can include:

California nursing homes are required to provide the following to all of their residents:

What To Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse in Moreno Valley, CA

If you suspect that your loved one has been abused or is currently being abused in a nursing home, you must do the following:

At the Law Offices of Brent A. Duque, we maintain a staff of a highly professional, knowledgeable, aggressive and successful elder abuse attorneys who represent injured people through our offices that stretch across Southern California. Time limitations apply to any injury claim you might have, so for purposes of investigating a possible case and possibly preserving evidence, it’s best for you to contact us immediately after an injury or case of neglect.

Contact our Riverside County Personal Injury Attorneys at 1-877-241-9554 to learn more about your legal options. A free consultation is just a phone call away. You can even use our online contact form, and we’ll reply to you quickly.

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