Sacramento Elder Abuse Attorney
No one living in a nursing home should have to suffer from elder abuse, but when a nursing home caregiver harms your loved one with physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or fraud, someone should hold the abuser accountable for their actions. Seeking justice for elder abuse is not always a simple matter, but a skilled attorney can help you accomplish the task.
At York Law Firm, our elder abuse attorneys provide clients throughout the Sacramento and Bay Area communities with the compassionate and committed representation they deserve in these delicate matters. Whether your loved one lives in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or benefits from an adult day care or in-home nurse, we can help you hold an abusive staff member accountable for their actions.
How We Fight For Our Clients
Elder abuse does not just apply to those who are older than 65 years old. A “dependent adult” is someone who is between the ages of 16 and 64, has some form of either physical or mental disability, and either needs assistance with daily tasks or lives in a 24-hour care facility. Both elders and dependent adults who have suffered some form of abuse have the right to file an elder abuse claim.
When we take these cases, we do everything in our power to win for our clients. We review the unique details in your case by working closely with you to get all the facts before developing a custom-tailored strategy. Once we have a plan in place, we fight aggressively to secure the ideal outcome in your case.\
Answering Your Elder Abuse And Neglect Questions
There is a lot to know about elder abuse and how to respond to it, and you may find yourself with more questions than answers. At York Law Firm, our California attorneys want to answer some early questions you may have before you meet with us. If you have more questions after reading this page, call 916-643-2200 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation at our office in Sacramento.
What is the difference between elder abuse and elder neglect?
Neglect refers to a caretaker not taking any action to look after a resident, such as not feeding, clothing or cleaning a resident. Abuse is commonly the result of intentional harm that a caretaker causes a resident.
Who should I report elder abuse to?
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from abuse or spot some of the signs of abuse, reach out to your local ombudsman, an advocate for nursing home residents. Also, be sure to reach out to Adult Protective Services and an attorney for additional support.
What causes elder abuse or neglect?
Abuse and neglect from staff members can happen for any number of reasons. If the care facility does not have enough staff or did not properly train them, residents may end up suffering from neglect. If the home mistakenly or knowingly hired caretakers with a history of violence, abuse can soon occur.
What laws protect elderly individuals in the state?
Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) and Title 22, administered by the California Department of Social Services, are two primary protective laws. EADACPA confirms an elder’s rights and creates a duty for California to regulate abuse and neglect. Title 22 dictates the requirement that nursing homes need to meet to provide clean and safe care to residents.
What should I do if I think my elderly loved one is being abused or neglected?
If you have suspicions of elder abuse, talk to your loved one to confirm your suspicions. Document anything they may say and any other signs of abuse. Report your findings to the relevant parties and then reach out to us for the representation you and your loved one need.
Do Not Ignore The Signs
If you suspect you are seeing any of the below signs of abuse in your loved one, trust your instincts and take action:
- Personality changes
- Poor hygiene
- Changes in finances or panicked behavior
Let us stand for you and your loved one and help you both seek justice with our skilled and dedicated legal services. Call us at 916-643-2200 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation today.