Includes physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, unreasonable restraints, verbal abuse, harassment, or any other treatment that results in physical harm, pain, or mental suffering.
Failure to assist in personal hygiene or in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter. Failure to provide medical care for physical and mental health needs. Failure to protect from health and safety hazards. Failure to prevent malnutrition or dehydration.
Who is protected?
Any person who is 65 years of age or older.
Any person, between the ages of 18 to 64 years, who has physical or mental limitations that restrict his/her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his/her own rights.
Why are they protected?
It has long been recognized that elders and other dependent adults are particularly vulnerable to neglect and abuse by elder care facilities. Elder care facilities promise families that they will provide the care and services their loved ones need. Unfortunately, these facilities are understaffed and fail to properly train their staff. They do this to maximize their profits.
What Commonly Happens?
Pressure Sores or "Bed Sores"
Malnutrition / Dehydration
Why Does It Happen?
Lack of Training
Who Is Legally Responsible?
Nursing Homes / Skilled Nursing Facilities
Assisted Living Facilities
Residential Care Facilities
Medical Expenses / Future Care
Physical Pain / Impairment / Disfigurement
Emotional Distress /
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