According to the U.S. Census there are approximately over 35 million individuals living in the United States that are over the age of 65. Depending on the health of these elderly individuals, they may need to move into a nursing home or assisted living facility in the later years of their life, when they can no longer provide basic care for themselves. Unfortunately, many elder homes are understaffed and can therefore become negligent in the care of their patients.
Here are five signs that your elderly loved one may be experiencing a victim of elder abuse:
- Finances are missing or unaccounted for
- Conflicts are occurring with the caregivers
- Their general demeanor is beginning to change for the worse
- You notice that basic needs are not being cared for (ie: cleanliness, food, etc.)
- Injuries that are unexplained
If you begin to notice any of these signs with your elderly loved one, be sure to investigate the situation. You can never be too careful in making certain that your family is properly cared for. Attorney Newman is prepared to fight to protect the rights of your loved ones. He has been included in the list of California's Super Lawyers® Rising StarSM since 2009, revealing his outstanding reputation in the legal community. In addition, he has obtained millions for past patients, so do not hesitate to call Newman Law Group LLP today for compassionate help from a Sacramento elder abuse lawyer.