Beside crimes against children, there may be no more despicable crime than that of elder abuse. Many elderly people across the U.S. suffer abuse at the hands of friends, sales people, financial services employees, care providers, and even family members. Anger, shame, anxiety, helplessness are part of the gamut of feelings and emotions a person experiences when victimized by elder abuse. An Elder Law Attorney can help those who have been victimized.
Elder abuse can come in many forms. California state law defines elder abuse as physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse (improper use of an elder’s funds, property or assets), abandonment, isolation, abduction (taking the person out of the state against his or her will), or other behavior that causes an elder physical harm, pain, or mental suffering. The law is there to keep our seniors safe and healthy and to punish abusers.
Two possible categories of elder abuse:
What signs can you look for to determine whether your loved one has suffered elder abuse at the hands of a caregiver or care professional? The following are just some of the possible signs that may indicate elder abuse.
Signs of physical abuse may include:
Signs of neglect may include:
Signs of financial abuse may include:
Signs of psychological abuse may include:
As an Elder Law Attorney, we understand how difficult and dire the situation can be in instances of elder abuse. Consequently, we honor the opportunity to represent families against such abuses. The Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini Attorney At Law is located in Emeryville, CA and has built an excellent reputation by diligently and zealously working to deliver justice for our clients. We strive to go above and beyond in every case.
Contact the Law Office of Thomas C. Tagliarini by phone at (510) 444-0692 or email for a free consultation with an Elder Law Attorney. We serve Oakland, San Francisco and the surrounding counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Marin.