How to recognize elder abuse | Excellent resource from California State Bar Association

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the statistics are alarming. California alone accounts for over 10 percent of the elder abuse cases in the U.S. and that translates to over 600,000 cases each year. These are just the ones that are reported.

With the aging of the baby boomers, elder abuse in California is a serious issue.

Elder abuse is one of our practice areas at Angelo & Di Monda. We practice throughout Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Ventura County, and San Bernardino County. If there’s a senior loved one in your life, there’s a great resource that we recommend from the California State Bar Association web site. It’s a brochure called “What Should I know About Elder Abuse” and you can download it if you click on the red link.

In this brochure, you’ll learn more about the legal definition of elder abuse. It can involve:

  • Neglect
  • Exploitation
  • “Painful or harmful” mistreatment
  • Physical violence
  • Psychological abuse
  • Isolation
  • Abandonment
  • Abduction
  • False imprisonment
  • Unlawful taking of money or property

The brochure gives you telephone numbers to call for help and goes through many common examples of how elders are abused. Things to beware of are Charitable Donation scams, Credit Card insurance and Credit Repair scams, Door-to-Door Solicitations and more.

Elder abuse comes in so many forms and if you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, you need a law firm that has a history of fighting hard for its clients’ rights. Don’t hesitate to call Angelo & Di Monda if you need help at 84injury law (844-658-7952).