Stop Elder Abuse or Neglect
California Geriatric Care Management (or Coordination)
Nothing can be more shocking or infuriating than to learn that your
parents or loved ones have been neglected or abused. We can help!
What can you legally do if your parent or loved one is a victim of
neglect or abuse? What do you do when you discover that their bank
account has been emptied by their care giver (often a family member)
or you witness bruises or sores? What if an unscrupulous contractor
convinced them that their roof was about to cave in and cons them
out of $30,000? We have handled these kinds of cases and too many
more to mention. It is likely time to take legal action and put in
place Geriatric Care Management.
What is Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse and neglect are categorized in two ways: Domestic, or
Institutional. Domestic abuse or neglect happens in a person’s own
home or in the home of a caregiver. Institutional abuse or neglect
occurs when an older person is mistreated in a professional facility
for the care of older people like: a nursing home, foster home, or
Kinds of Abuse to watch for:
• Financial Abuse: the improper or illegal use of the resources of
an older person, without his/her consent, or with coerced consent,
for someone else's benefit.
• Neglect: the failure to care for or provide the physical needs of
an older person. Some examples are abandonment, substandard physical
care when the person is dependent upon a caregiver, denial of food
or health-related services.
• Physical Abuse: causing physical pain or injury, (slapping,
bruising, sexually molesting, restraining).
• Psychological Abuse: causing mental suffering or distress - for
example, humiliating, intimidating, or threatening.
If you suspect that a loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect,
contact our office right away. Attorney Julie Fiedler is not only a
knowledgeable attorney who focuses her practice solely on estate
planning and elder law, but she is also a former nurse who
understands the physical and emotional side of care giving for older
Elders are vulnerable. Our law office can set up a support system to
make sure that your loved ones are protected. We will help you put
checks in place to make sure that people are available to check on
your loved ones and make sure that they get food when they need it
and make sure their bills get paid etc.. This is called Geriatric
Care Management. We assist you in managing the process to make sure
that someone is around to take care of the people who mean the most
to you. Call us.
Our phone number is 925-244-1185.