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What Are Common Forms of Elder Abuse?

Knowing that your family member has been taken advantage of by their caretaker is devastating. Abuse itself, contrary to popular belief, extends beyond physical or emotional abuse. In fact, there are several more common and even prevalent forms of elder abuse. 

Read on to learn about some of these forms of elder abuse. For help with your unique elder abuse case reach out to our expert legal staff at The Kindley Firm, APC.

Elder Abuse: Common Forms

Elder abuse frequently takes place in nursing homes, hospitals, or long-term care centers, where the elderly can be victimized by caretakers or others working in the facility. Understanding the most common forms of abuse will help you know what to look for. Some common varieties of abuse include: 

  • Physical abuse – A sadly common type of abuse, physical abuse is often demonstrated by bruising, scars, broken bones, or other outward signs of abuse.
  • Emotional or psychological abuse – Signs that you’re loved one is being abused may include mood swings, social isolation, or symptoms of post-traumatic stress. 
  • Sexual abuse – Sexual abuse can occur in situations in which a caretaker or fellow resident takes advantage of your loved one’s vulnerability. 

Contact an Elderly Abuse Lawyer in San Diego

When you suspect your family member is suffering elder abuse, taking civil action might help provide financial remedies for their losses. At The Kindley Firm, APC, we treat your loved one’s situation with the seriousness and dignity it deserves, and we will work diligently to pursue justice for the victims of elderly abuse in our community.

Call now for your free case evaluation at 619-550-1313 or fill out the form below to contact a San Diego elder abuse lawyer today.

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