Warning Signs of Elder Abuse / Neglect

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse / Neglect

Southern California Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

What are the warning signs of abuse?

Nursing home abuses and other forms of elder abuse are on the rise. If you have entrusted the care of a grandparent, parent or other family member to a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other elder health care provider, you need to be aware of the warning signs of abuse. If you suspect something is not right, act immediately by contacting me, California elder abuse and nursing home neglect attorney Kevin P. Kane.

Warning Signs of Physical Abuse

  • Unexplained bruises, welts, fractures, abrasions or lacerations
  • Multiple bruises in various stages of healing
  • Multiple / repeat injuries
  • Low self-esteem or loss of self determination
  • Withdrawn, passive
  • Fearful
  • Depressed, hopeless
  • Soiled linen or clothing
  • Social Isolation

Warning Signs of Neglect

  • Dehydration or malnourishment
  • Inappropriate or soiled clothing
  • Foul odors
  • Decubitus ulcers (bedsores)
  • Virulent infections
  • Problems with medication, including being over / under medicated
  • Visiting your loved one only to find them deserted, abandoned, or unattended
  • Lack of medical necessities or assistive devices
  • Unclean environment
  • Social isolation

Warning Signs of Emotional Abuse

  • Emotional instability
  • Depression
  • Isolation / withdrawal
  • Moodiness, anger

Warning Signs of Financial Abuse

  • Missing or disappearing property
  • Secretive loans taken by family members from the elderly person
  • Frequent/recent property title changes or will changes
  • Excessive home repair bills
  • Forced to sign over control of finances
  • You see bills piling up when payment is the responsibility of the caretaker
  • No/limited money for food, clothes, and other amenities

Warning Signs of Consumer Fraud

  • Being asked for bank account numbers or social security number
  • Request for a blank check
  • Unwillingness to put an offer or request in writing or on paper
  • Unauthorized activity in a bank account, credit card account, or investment account

If you suspect a family member or loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuses, neglect, or financial abuse, act immediately. Contact me today at the law office of Kevin P. Kane to take the first step toward pursuing justice and proper compensation for your loved one's pain and suffering and financial losses. I offer a free initial consultation and the vast majority of the cases I accept are done on a contingency basis - you pay nothing unless we recover a favorable verdict or settlement for you.

Los Angeles, California, elder abuse and neglect attorney Kevin P. Kane is dedicated to helping seniors and their families throughout Southern California, the San Fernando Valley, South Bay, and the Inland Empire, including Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Santa Barbara County, and the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Century City, Westwood, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Palm Springs, and San Diego.