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Placing a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult choice for families-you want the best care for them. Unfortunately, many nursing homes fail to provide the level of care that families expect and elderly nursing home residents are frequently abused, neglected or otherwise mistreated.

Elder Law

Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect

The majority of nursing home abuse and neglect cases are subtle and many people may be hesitant to seek out an attorney. Families are often concerned about litigation and the toll it can take on an elderly relative that has gone through a traumatic experience. However, filing a personal injury lawsuit can provide compensation and prevent others from suffering the same abuse and neglect. The best rule of thumb is to trust your instinct. If something doesn't seem right - it's probably not. Because most cases of nursing home neglect involve ongoing mistreatment, it is important to contact an attorney when you begin to suspect the nursing home may be treating your loved one improperly.


Most elderly people are hesitant to report situations involving nursing home abuse or neglect and may be scared to confront the people responsible for providing their care.

The sooner an attorney is contacted, the sooner an investigation can start to determine what may have caused the injury or abuse.

If you or a loved one suspect the nursing home, long-term care facility, home nurse or hospital may have caused or contributed to an injury or situation involving abuse, please call or e-mail us.


Know What To Look For

Physical: Behavioral: Financial:
Unexplained Bruises
Disappearance of checkbooks
Untreated Medical Conditions
Lack of proper amenities
Hesitant to speak freely
Unusual bank activity
Torn or Bloody Clothing
Staff use of ATM or Debit cards



Facts and Statistics

  • *California has approximately 5,700,000 elderly citizens. Of those, more than 632,000 have suffered from some form of elderly abuse.[1]*
  • *Unauthorized Chemical Restraint is used in over half of all California nursing homes.[2]*
  • *Throughout California, 25% of all nursing home residents receive unnecessary Anti-Psychotic drugs.[3]*

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