San Diego Nursing Home Abuse Firm

Handling All Types of Elder Abuse Claims in Southern CA

A recent report indicated that elder abuse is reported in 1 out of every 3 nursing homes in the United States. This statistic is staggering, and completely unacceptable. When our elderly loved ones are abused, neglected, or otherwise mistreated, you have the right to seek legal recourse by holding the negligent facility and caretaker(s) responsible. The San Diego nursing home abuse attorneys at The McClellan Law Firm are here to help.

Call (619) 215-1488 to seek legal help today. We are here to help you.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse can take on many different forms. All are reprehensible and should be addressed with legal action.

In a two-year period, per a study by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, 5,283 facilities were cited for almost 9,000 instances of abuse, including:

  • Physical Abuse– Signs of physical abuse can include unexplained bruising, fractures, and bedsores.
  • Verbal Abuse– This can involve yelling at the elderly, name-calling, and publicly shaming.
  • Neglect – Nursing home staff are not only responsible for caring for their residents' physical needs, but their emotional needs as well. This type of abuse can involve isolating the individual, refusing to communicate with them, and can even overlap into the realm of physical abuse.
  • Psychological Abuse– The signs of psychological abuse are often imperceptible upon first look, but this type of abuse can cause the individual to be depressed, withdrawn, and non-communicative.
  • Sexual Abuse– Perhaps the most shocking and egregious type of elder abuse is sexual abuse, which can take place in nursing homes or at the individual's home, if they are under the care of a home caregiver.
  • Financial Abuse– Due to their advanced age and the fact that many elderly persons are living with a diminished mental capacity, many fraudsters take advantage by swindling them out of their savings.

Reporting Elder Abuse

Anyone who suspects that their elderly loved one is being abused can contact the Adult Protective Services (APS) agency in San Diego County who can investigate your claim. You can also contact the Licensing and Certification Program of the California Department of Health Services (DHS), which is the entity responsible for legitimizing nursing home institutions by way of licensing and certification.

And not least important, you can contact an attorney.

The San Diego elder abuse lawyers at The McClellan Law Firm are here to take your calls and evaluate your case if you believe your loved one has been abuse.

Call us today for a free consultation: (619) 215-1488.

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