Residential Care Facility Abuse in California | What to Know

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If you suspect your loved one is experiencing residential care facility abuse in California, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled legal team today. Our California residential care facility abuse lawyer is on your side.

What are some common indications of residential care facility abuse?

Unfortunately, residential care facility abuse can be seen in a number of different ways. The majority of the time, residential facility abuse can be difficult to detect, especially when it is not occurring in the form of physical abuse. That is why it is important that you are aware and keep an eye out for instances of abuse. Some of the most typical signs of abuse that our firm sees include the following:

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

If you have noticed any of the above behaviors and signs, it is imperative that you report it immediately and look into your legal options. You can count on our firm to help you. Our legal team is on your side and is ready to fight for you and your loved one’s well-being. We are just one call away.

What steps should I take if I suspect residential care facility abuse?

First, if you think a loved one is encountering abuse in their residential care facility, you will want to report to the relevant authorities and talk with a professional California elder abuse lawyer. Our firm has the ability and background needed to evaluate the facts of the situation and select the best course of action. If you see that someone is in direct danger, it is critical that you report the incident, or incidents, of abuse to the police right away. By doing this, you can ensure that the person is carried to safety and record the incident(s) of abuse. With that being 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 additional questions about residential care facility abuse cases or you believe you may have one, our legal team is on your side and is prepared to take on whatever you are going through. Just give us a call today to get started.

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.