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Mar 18, 2016 by |

San Mateo Elder Abuse Attorney: Categorizing Elder Abuse


In 2016, we have lots of older adult resulting from the Baby Boom. In California, seniors have certain protections under the law, designed to prevent fraud from being perpetrated against elders. You are considered an elder adult before the California rules when you are more than 65 years old.
Also, the law in California recognizes four categories of abuse of the elderly: physical or financial abuse; neglect or abandonment; treatment that has physically or mentally hurt the elder adult; deprivation by a caregiver of basic things or services without necessary suffering physically, mentally or emotionally. San Mateo financial elder abuse attorneys handle many of these types of cases.
But we can divide in four other categories:

  • Physical abuse: refers to the use of force and/or threats that can result in injury, pain or impairment.
  • Neglect: refers to injuries due to lack of care or deprivation by caregivers or any professional who is responsible for an elder adult.

  • Emotional abuse: refers to verbal or nonverbal acts that result in anguish, pain or other distress.
  • Financial abuse: maybe the most famous in the elder abuse cases. Elder adults are the perfect target because they make savings for their retirement or in order to give the money to their relatives, friends or charities.

If you know of any elder abuse or fraud, or others, contact the Evans Law Firm at (415) 441-8669, or by email at Evans Law Firm handles financial and physical elder abuse and nursing home abuse, as well as qui tam and whistleblower cases, healthcare, insurance, annuity, and banking fraud.

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