Residential Care Facility Abuse | Here’s What You Should Know

Many people who are still capable of going about their lives after a certain age may still require a bit of extra assistance with certain daily activities and chores. In many cases, these people will live in residential care facilities to receive the help they need. Unfortunately, sometimes, allegations of residential care facility abuse will arise. If you are facing such a situation, you need to read on and reach out to our seasoned California elder abuse lawyer as soon as you can. Our firm is prepared to help you through each phase of the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have about residential care facility abuse:

What does residential care facility abuse look like?

Residential care facility abuse can, unfortunately, come in many forms. In some cases, residential facility abuse can be difficult to spot, especially when it is not occurring in the form of physical abuse. This is why it is so important everyone is vigilant in keeping an eye out for instances of abuse. Just some of the most common signs of abuse that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Falls resulting in injury
  • Unexplained cuts or bruises
  • Possessions or cash going missing
  • Bedsores
  • Sudden changes in personality, or showing signs of fear seemingly irrationally

What should I do if residential care facility abuse is suspected?

The first thing anyone should do when facing an incident, or multiple incidents of abuse is to report it to the appropriate authorities and speak with an experienced California elder abuse lawyer. Our firm can assess the situation and determine the best path forward. If you suspect someone is in immediate danger, you should report the incident, or incidents, of abuse to the police. They can help ensure the person is brought to safety and document the incident(s) of abuse. That said, you may also report abuse to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman CRISISline at 1-800-231-4024 or the California Department of Social Services at 1-844-538-8766. If you have any further questions about residential care facility abuse cases or you believe you may have one, our firm is here to help you in any way we can. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact our experienced California firm

Here at Cowdrey Jenkins, LLP, we have significant experience representing clients through a wide array of elder abuse matters, and we are prepared to assist you as well. No one should have to face the issue of elder abuse on their own. Contact us today to learn more about how we can guide you through each facet of the legal process ahead.