One in ten adults over 65 in the United States experience some form of abuse.
LOS ANGELES, CA, May 19, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Elder abuse is a growing problem in the United States, with one in ten adults over 65 experiencing some form of abuse. Peck Law Corporation, a leading law firm in California, raises awareness of the importance of working with an experienced elder abuse lawyer to protect loved ones from abuse.
Elder abuse is any form of harm or mistreatment of an older adult, whether through physical, psychological, financial, or emotional means. There are four main types of elder abuse: physical abuse, mental and emotional abuse, financial abuse, and molestation.
Physical abuse is the most recognizable form of abuse, while psychological abuse is more insidious and difficult to spot. Financial abuse is when someone takes advantage of an older person financially, and molestation involves forcing an older person to engage in inappropriate activity against their will.
Elder abuse can happen anywhere, but it is most common in the home, either by a family member or caregiver. It can also occur in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Victims of elderly abuse are often afraid to speak up, do not realize abuse is happening or are unable to do so. Indicators such as physical injuries, emotional distress, and economic changes should be looked for to recognize the signs of elder abuse. If any of these signs are observed, it is essential to take action immediately to prevent further harm.
In California, individuals can file reports of elder abuse involving friends, family, or the public through Adult Protective Services, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, or the local police or fire department.
Peck Law Corporation provides impeccable representation for elder abuse cases, and their experienced elder abuse lawyers are ready to guide clients through the entire process. By working with an experienced elder abuse lawyer, individuals can protect their loved ones and hold the at-fault party accountable.
Peck Law Corporation is a family-run law practice specializing in Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, and Criminal Matters. Peck Law Corporation takes pride in obtaining justice for its clients and holding the negligent accountable for their actions.
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