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Nov 27, 2020 by |

California Elder Abuse Attorney: Camera Catches Caregiver Abuse Of Elderly Woman

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Physical Abuse Of Elderly Woman In Her Own Home

Family Installs Camera After Seeing Bruises

Hitting Caught On Film

Physical and financial elder abuse of seniors by in-home caregivers is a real risk for any senior with in-home caregiver assistance.  We often write about the risks of financial elder abuse by caregiver theft or manipulation of a dependent senior.  But elder physical abuse in the home is a threat to seniors too. The elder abuse litigators at Evans Law Firm, Inc. represent senior victims of any kind of elder abuse, whether physical or financial or sustained at home or in a nursing facility.  If you have a senior loved one has suffered elder abuse here in Marin County or elsewhere in California, call us today at 415-441-8669, and we can help. 

Caregiver Abuse Caught On Film

In one recently reported case,[1] the son of an elderly woman installed a hidden camera in his mother’s home after observing some bruises on her arm following hiring a an in-home caregiver some weeks previously.  The caregiver had allegedly voluntarily offered to help the elderly woman some three months, but the son noticed bruises on his mother’s arms.  When he asked the caregiver about them, she allegedly pretended to be offended and would not answer.  That was when the son decided to install a camera in his mother’s house.  According to the news reports, surveillance videos showed the elderly woman being hit by the caregiver.

What You Cn Do To Prevent In-Home Abuse

Bringing a stranger into the home of an elderly person is always a potentially dangerous situation.  If in-home care is required, thoroughly check out any agency or individuals before hiring them.  Always ask for and check references.  If using an agency ask what background checks they perform.  While these are difficult times for staying active in a senior’s life, you really need to as best you can. Either by FaceTime or Zoom or safe personal visits check in frequently and look for signs of any problems.  You may want to install a camera as in the reported case.  Whatever you do, if you suspect a problem act quickly.  Call elder counsel such as the elder abuse litigators at Evans Law Firm, Inc. if you suspect any form of abuse of an older loved one.

Contact Us

If you have a loved one victimized by any form of elder abuse here in Marin County, 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>.  Ingrid and the other elder lawyers at Evans Law Firm know how to investigate and prosecute cases of elder abuse and will pursue all remedies available to you, including recovery of attorneys’ fees and expenses in certain cases.

[1] Evans Law Firm, Inc. was not involved in the case in any way.

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