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About Self-Neglect

Protecting the Elderly for Over 30 Years

At Newman Law Group LLP, we have more than 30 years of combined experience advocating on behalf of the elderly. From nursing home abuse, to financial exploitation, we are familiar with every type of elder abuse under the sun. If your elderly loved one is showing signs of self-neglect, it may be time to take swift action, and we can help.

Why seek legal guidance from our firm?

  • Our entire practice is focused on helping the elderly.
  • We offer FREE case evaluations.
  • We have recovered millions of dollars for clients.
  • Attorney Daniel Newman is selected for inclusion in California's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list, an honor bestowed upon no more than 2.5% of attorneys in each state.

Recognizing Self-Neglect

Is your elderly loved one showing worrisome changes in their lifestyle habits? If your loved one is unusually confused, unkempt, or living in unhealthful conditions, or otherwise concerning you about the quality of their care, they may be demonstrating signs of self-neglect.

Self-neglect occurs when an elderly person threatens his or her own health or safety. Self-neglect behaviors manifest themselves when an older person fails to provide themselves with adequate food, water, personal hygiene, shelter, clothing, and medication (where applicable).

Signs and symptoms of self-neglect:

  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Not bathing
  • Untreated or improperly treated medical conditions
  • Garbage or rotting food in refrigerator
  • Hazardous living conditions (e.g. no running water, no heat, no plumbing)
  • Unsanitary living conditions such as no functioning toilet, animal or insect infestations, fecal or urine smell
  • Lack of necessary medical aids such as hearing aids, glasses, dentures
  • Hoarding (newspapers, clothes, animals etc.)

Is your loved one at risk? Call us for help.

If you have noticed signs of self-neglect, you may not know where to turn or what to do about it. By speaking with our Sacramento elder abuse lawyer, we can learn all about your situation and explain what options you have.

Remember, if you don't take steps to control the situation, either your loved one can get hurt, or a neighbor or someone else may call the local health department or adult protective services. Sometimes, the worst criticism people get is from other family members, who blame them for allowing the situation to get so bad.

Talk about it with us and enlist our support to find the right solution!

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