In order to prevent elder abuse it is important to do periodic checks on the wellbeing of seniors that you know. For instance, these checks can include dropping in on the senior to ensure that they are being cared for properly. In addition, it is important to ask the senior if they are being well taken care of.
Furthermore, if it is necessary to find a care facility, it is important to conduct extensive research on each facility. The way to find out if a care facility is the right one could be by reading reviews of the care facility, or finding out if it is a medicare approved facility. In addition, if friends or family have used a care facility in the past, researching those that are familiar is beneficial.
Therefore, reviewing all of the local resources, consulting with a local attorney, checking the senior for any signs of physical abuse and ensuring that the senior is not suffering from any type of financial abuse is pertinent. Before placing the elderly family member in the care of others it is important to conduct significant research, whether it be online, in person, or word of mouth.
For additional information regarding Elder Abuse please call Yanez & Associates at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free consultation!