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Elder Abuse Restraining Orders in California

Abuse can happen to anybody, including elderly citizens. Vastly underreported, elder abuse is much more common than most people realize. There are special protections and elder abuse laws in place to protect senior citizens and dependent adults in California. Here, we want to discuss California’s laws regarding civil restraining orders, why an older adult may

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Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ Community

The LGBTQ community has fought very hard over the last few decades to achieve various rights. However, a little-discussed aspect of this community involves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults who are at an increased risk of abuse. Elder abuse is far too common across the United States, and homophobia adds an extra element

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California Ranked #49 on List of States with Best Elder Abuse Protections [2020]

Elder abuse is far too common across the United States. California was recently ranked 49th on the list of states with the best elder abuse protections. This is a scary revelation, particularly considering that this state is home to the largest population in the country and has millions of elderly residents who require care. Here,

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Elder Orphans, Solo Agers, & Elder Abuse

When we hear the word “orphan,” we usually think of children. However, many older adults can be considered elder orphans. We may also hear these individuals referred to as “solo agers.” Elder orphans are those who do not have a spouse or children that they can depend on, while solo agers are older adults who

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Ways to Help Prevent Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is abhorrent, and it is not something that many people imagine could happen to our loved ones. Unfortunately, elder abuse is much more common than most people realize. According to data available from the National Council on Aging, around one out of every ten Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form

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Protecting Your Elderly Parents’ Assets

There are various reasons why children become concerned about their elderly parents’ assets. In some cases, parents’ declining health sparks concern. This is particularly true in cases where memory problems or dementia begin to develop. Additionally, elderly Americans frequently become targets of scams and other types of fraud. Here, we want to discuss different ways

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Self-Neglect: A Hidden Type of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is much more common than most people realize, and it can occur in many different ways. This usually includes the abuse by a perpetrator against an elderly person. However, one of the least talked about types of elder abuse is self-neglect. Often referred to as a hidden type of elder abuse, self-neglect is

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How to Know if a Nursing Home Has a History of Abuse & Neglect

If you have made the difficult choice to put your loved one in a nursing home, then it is crucial that you understand the history of the facility where your loved one is located. The last thing your elderly loved one should ever have to deal with is abuse or neglect of any kind. There

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Elder Abuse on the Rise During COVID-19

Unfortunately, elder abuse is incredibly common in the United States. The National Council on Aging indicates that as many as 10% of those over the age of 60 experienced some form of abuse in their lifetime. Here, we want to discuss some of the factors that have led to an increase in elder abuse during

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Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

The study of elder abuse in the healthcare environment is difficult to quantify and address. Most cases likely go unreported, and the number that does get reported is close to 5 million and increases every year. There are many different types of abuse, each more devastating and cruel to think about than the last. The reality is

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“Joel and his team were the help I needed to approach the nursing home that didn't take good care of my grandmother. She was compensated for the injuries she suffered as a result from their abuse.”

Andrea C.

“When on of the most tragic events happened in my life, Joel and Jason were there for me when I needed someone the most. They both were very professionaal, honest, compassionate, and supportive.”

Brent R.

“Joel was amazingly accessible, by phone, email and often, in person, and still is. He is a professional with an understanding heart, and a sense of humor. I still feel very fortunate to have him on my side.”

Michelle B.
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