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Oct 1, 2020 by |

California and Alameda County Elder Abuse Attorney: Surveillance Video Captures Physical Elder Abuse

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Caregiver Abuse Caught On Camera

Verbal And Physical Attacks Of 88-Year-Old Patient

Elder Abuse And Battery

Elderly residents of nursing homes and assisted care facilities are potentially at risk of injury through neglect, staff negligence, or abandonment. They can also be at risk of intentional abuse, verbally and physically. Physical abuse can include battery, sexual assault, and rape. On recent study reveals that as many as 24% of residents experience at least one instance of physical abuse while in a nursing home. Since roughly only 1 in 14 incidents of elder abuse are formally reported, the actual numbers of physically abused nursing home residents is most likely much higher. The Alameda County elder abuse attorneys at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent elder abuse victims and their families against all persons responsible for any abuse. If you have a senior loved one who has been abused in Alameda County or elsewhere in California, call us today at 415-441-8669, and we can help.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents real challenges for checking in on your older loved ones in homes because of necessary restrictions to protect residents from the virus. Many families have elected to remove elderly loved ones from homes as a result of these steps. Others have installed cameras that can monitor the care their loved ones are receiving. These cameras can catch abuse. In one recent case,* an in-room camera caught a 19-year-old caregiver yelling, slapping and repeatedly punching an 88-year old man who requires full-time care for his basic needs. The authorities arrested the caregiver for alleged elder abuse and battery after observing the video.

If you cannot visit your older loved ones during these difficult times, you may wish to install an in-room camera to monitor their care. You are permitted to do so in California and the administrator of the home or facility is required to inform you of the steps for surveillance camera installation. It may seem like a drastic step but during the pandemic especially it may be the safest way to protect your institutionalized loved one from abuse. If you suspect any kind of abuse at all from what you see call elder counsel such as the elder abuse litigators at Evans Law Firm, Inc. immediately.

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Elderly residents of nursing homes and assisted care facilities are at danger of injury from neglect or intentional abuse. If you have a loved one abused or neglected in any facility or at home here in Alameda County or San Francisco or elsewhere in California, contact Ingrid M. Evans and the other Evans Law Firm elder abuse attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at <a href=”mailto:info@evanslaw.com”>info@evanslaw.com</a>. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, nursing home abuse, whistleblower cases for false claims against the government and other fraud, and whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.

*Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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