Elderly nursing home residents are susceptible to abuse and neglect due to their frailty, dependence on caregivers, and potential cognitive impairments, making it challenging for families to know when their loved ones are facing harm.
Yet elder abuse in nursing homes is more common than many might assume. In 2021, California’s Long-Term Ombudsman Program reported 7,056 complaints of abuse, gross neglect, or exploitation in nursing facilities. These actions can include physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse or neglect by nursing home staff, administration, or other residents. Recognizing the types of neglect and abuse and their signs can help you protect your family member’s rights and safety.
If you fear that your elderly loved one may be suffering in silence, our compassionate California nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to support you, help gather necessary evidence, and guide you through the process of seeking compensation.