While no one known exactly how many of our elderly loved ones are the victims of elder abuse, the estimates are staggering. According to studies, it is believed that between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection. At The Dennis Law Group, we find this unacceptable.
Elder abuse can take many forms, including nursing home abuse, caregiver and home health care abuse, residential care abuse, and more. Elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. This type of abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, and financial.