What to Know About Residential Care Facility Abuse in California

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If you suspect any signs of abuse in an individual that is receiving care in a residential care facility, it is critical that you consider your legal options immediately. With a dedicated and experienced California residential care facility abuse lawyer on your side, you can feel more confident knowing that your rights will be protected.

What are signs to look out for with residential care facility abuse?

Unfortunately, residential care facility abuse can be seen in a number of different ways. In most cases, residential facility abuse can be hard to detect, specifically when it is not happening in the form of physical abuse. That is why it is critical that you are aware and keep an eye out for examples of abuse. Some of the most common signs of abuse that our firm sees include the following:

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

It is critical that you report this behavior and consider your legal options if you are noticing any of the above signs. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is on your side and is prepared to fight for you and your loved one’s well-being. Contact us today to get started.

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

First, if you believe a loved one is facing abuse in their residential care facility, you will want to report to the applicable authorities and speak with a skilled California elder abuse lawyer. Our firm has the knowledge and experience required to assess the details of the situation and select the best route. If you find 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.