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ELDER ABUSE

Neglect 

Mistreatment

Physical Violence

Abandonment

Psychological Abuse

Abduction

Sexual Abuse

False Imprisonment

Isolation

 

THE LAW

ABUSE

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.

NEGLECT

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.

(Cal. Penal Code § 15610)

 

WHO IS PROTECTED?

ELDERS

Any person who is 65 years of age or older.

DEPENDENT ADULTS

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 being neglected and abused by their caregivers. Many care facilities promise families of elders and dependent adults that their staff will provide the care and services their loved ones need. Unfortunately, many care facilities are understaffed and/or fail to hire properly trained staff in order to maximize business profits.

 

WHAT COMMONLY HAPPENS?

PRESSURE SORES OR "BED SORES"

FALL FRACTURES

OVERMEDICATION /
UNDERMEDICATION

MALNUTRITION / DEHYDRATION

 

WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?

UNDERSTAFFING

LACK OF TRAINING

OVERCROWDED FACILITIES

CORPORATE CULTURE

 

WHO IS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE?

  

NURSING HOMES

  

RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES

  

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES

  

HOSPITALS

  

REHABILITATION FACILITIES

  

SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES

 

RECOVERABLE DAMAGES

MEDICAL EXPENSES

LOSS OF INCOME

LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY

PROPERTY DAMAGE

PHYSICAL PAIN

DISFIGUREMENT

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

MENTAL SUFFERING

LOSS OF ENJOYMENT OF LIFE

LOSS OF HOUSEHOLD SERVICES

LOSS OF CONSORTIUM

 
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