In-Home Care Abuse of the Elderly
California Elder Abuse Attorneys for Victims of In-Home Care Abuse
Senior in-home care services are becoming the popular alternative to nursing
homes. This option allows seniors to remain at home, but still receive
the care they need. A caretaker usually visits the elderly patient at
their place of residence and responds to their needs. In-home services
are an option for individuals cannot meet the needs of their loved ones
properly. These services are also good for the elderly who want to remain
independent, but need a little help.
However, as convenient as these services sound, they can be dangerous.
Because caretakers come into the home of the senior, who are often alone,
there is no one there to supervise the caretaker’s behavior. This
leaves room for elders to be physically, emotionally, or financially abused.
Because it is inside the home, it is harder to monitor the actions of
staff and caretakers from the in-home care agencies.
If you suspect your loved one is being abused by their in-home caretaker,
contact our California elder abuse attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson,
How can I tell if my loved one’s in-home caretaker is abusing them?
Often abuse is not obvious or tangible. If you don’t pay close attention,
you might never know that your loved one is being abused.
In-home caretakers are often tasked with:
- Meal preparation
- Helping with household chores
- Maintaining the patient’s personal hygiene
- Providing transportation
While a good in-home caretaker can address these needs, a bad one can take
advantage of the elderly. By failing to address these obligations or actively
abusing the rights the patient, caretakers can exploit the elderly. Too
often physical, emotional, and financial abuse and neglect go unnoticed
because there is no one to supervise the caretaker and patient. Don’t
let your loved one be a victim of senior at-home care abuse.
At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP we understand the importance of protecting
our loved ones from abuse and exploitation. IF you believe that your loved
one was a victimized by their in-home caretaker, contact our California
elderly abuse attorneys today. Call now to schedule a free consultation.