Elder abuse affects people over 65 years of age from all types of backgrounds and can occur in a variety of situations.
Under California Penal Code 368, elder abuse consists of,
· “ physical abuse which includes inflicting physical injuries and/or sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment and abduction
· financial abuse which is committed via fraud or theft
· emotional abuse – through isolation or ridicule
· neglect and endangerment – placing the dependent adult in a situation where his or her health or safety is endangered."
As a result, physical harm or mental suffering can take place. This can take place by a family member or in a care facility, such as a nursing home.
If you or a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, it is important to consult with an experienced Riverside County Family Law attorney who has successfully handled these types of complex offenses – one who will protect you or your family member from further abuse. No one deserves to be abused or neglected, especially an elderly person who depends on others for daily care.