Elder abuse can include any form of mistreatment or abuse which results in emotional or physical injury to an elderly person. This may include abuse which occurs in nursing homes or care centers as well as physical, sexual or emotional abuse which occurs in the home environment. Elder abuse also includes actions involving financial abuse or elder neglect, wherein an elder is not given the care or treatment he or she needs.
Victims of elder abuse not only suffer physical injury but also experience emotional side-effects as well and may even have shorter life expectancies than those elders who have not been abused. Fortunately, there is something that you can do about it if you suspect that a loved one has been or currently is the victim of some form of elder abuse. An attorney may be able to help you file a claim against the nursing home or caregiver in order to obtain compensation for any losses suffered - and an attorney can help to make sure the abuse actually stops.
Related Information: Elder Abuse
- Elder Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
- Wrongful Death
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