If you or someone you know lives with an elderly individual it is important to know the rights of that elderly individual. For instance, if they are being abused financially, physically or emotionally you will want to know where to go to report this abuse. Furthermore, you will want to go to adult protective services to report the abuse. Adult Protective Services will be able to delve deeper into the matter and conduct a thorough investigation regarding the situation.
Elder abuse is often difficult to detect because at times the elderly individuals will remain silent. They may remain silent in fear of the caregivers, criticism from family members or uncertainty of where they should go report the treatment. Resources are made available for seniors in their communities but often times they have difficulties with transportation. It is important for members of the community to help make it easier for seniors to obtain the support services offered to them. Furthermore, it is important to consult with an elder law attorney regarding the legal rights of the senior to ensure they are being protected to the full extent of the law.
For further information regarding elder abuse please contact the Elder law attorneys in orange county CA. Yanez & Associates offers a free initial consultation! Please call 714-971-8000 to schedule an appointment today.