Physical Elder Abuse & Neglect
Elder abuse in any form should not be tolerated.
It is not always easy to recognize signs and symptoms of elder abuse. You may think it is a symptom of dementia or just an indication that the person is getting older. Perhaps a caregiver has explained it that way to you. Well, many of the signs and symptoms of elder abuse do overlap with symptoms of mental deterioration, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them.
Also, you should never assume an elder’s decline while under the care of a nursing home or caregiver is the natural course and progression of an underlying medical condition. Sadly, often times the decline is due to insufficient care, such as not taking the time to ensure the elder drinks enough fluid or eats sufficient food. Unfortunately, many older and impaired individuals cannot express their needs, ask for help or report neglect. Consequently, it is our duty to look out for abuse and neglect and take a proactive approach to ensure it never happens. The first step is to understand the many forms of abuse and neglect.
At Elder Protection Center, Protect the People You Love is our number one priority. You are not alone. We’d love to hear from you. If you or your loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, I can help you. I’m San Diego elder abuse attorney Ramon E. Lewis. My practice focuses exclusively on helping families and victims of elder physical neglect & abuse, elder financial abuse, medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Southern California.