As unconscionable as it may seem, some people target seniors for scams and abuse because of their supposed vulnerability. This is especially true when dementia or Alzheimer’s plays a role, or when a senior lacks social connection and feels a sense of isolation.
No person should have to suffer abuse, especially not at the hands of those tasked with caring for them. If you suspect elder abuse, swift action is crucial. Our attorneys at Roybal- Mack & Cordova, PC treat every client like one of our own, which is why we’re so passionate about defending the rights of victims of abuse.
Elder abuse can occur at nursing homes and independent living communities. It can happen at the hands of a family member or a professional caregiver. It can involve financial, physical, or emotional mistreatment.
Being able to recognize when elder abuse is occurring is the first step in addressing it, so look out for the following:
The best way to protect your elderly loved one is by maintaining a consistent presence in their life. Visit often, ask questions, and let your loved one know that you’re always there should they need help.
Even after the issue has been remedied, your loved one may still want to pursue legal action against the abuser. Not only will this help recoup financial losses, it also ensures the abuser is held accountable for the damage that occurred.
Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC understands how upsetting elder abuse truly is. That’s why our attorneys are so diligent when developing legal strategies for our clients. If you’d like to discuss your case, please call 505.832.3411 to schedule a free consultation.