Elder Abuse Law

Case Spotlight: Holley v. Silverado Living Management, Inc.

In September 2021, Art Gharibian of Gharibian Law was honored to represent the Holley family in the precedent-setting Holley v. Silverado Senior Living Mgmt., Inc. (2020) 53 Cal.App.5th 197 case. This case involved the often confusing area of arbitration laws in California, and was featured in Advocate Magazine. What is a Conservator? A Conservator is …

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Celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The Impact of COVID-19 on Elder Population and Awareness as a Global Issue

Celebrating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: The Impact of COVID-19 on Elder Population and Awareness as a Global Issue “The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting older people at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and isolation. It is …

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California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Presents: The 2021 Nursing Home Protect Plan

A once-in-a-century pandemic yielded a once-in-a-generation chance for reform. The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) recently introduced the 2021 Nursing Home Protect Plan to state legislators and agencies to improve long-term care. For the first time in years, nursing home residents have multiple champions in the state legislature fighting for better care.

Who has a Legal Obligation to Report Elder Abuse?

California takes elder abuse and neglect exceptionally seriously.  Suppose you adopt full or recurrent responsibility for the care of a vulnerable older adult, with or without compensation. In that case, you’re responsible for reporting suspected abuse or neglect to local police, Adult Protective Services, or a specialized attorney. Failing to do so could bring you …

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How to Stop Elder Abuse and Neglect

At the present time, elderly individuals are more active, noticeable, and more independent than ever. They live longer and enjoy better health than in past generations. But as the elderly population grows speedily in America, so does the secreted problem of elder abuse, exploitation, and neglect.

Protecting an Aging Parent from Elder Abuse

How to Protect an Aging Parent from Elder Abuse The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that approximately two million elderly Americans file abuse reports each year because of mistreating. Still, for every denounced case, five more go entirely unreported. Elder abuse includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional harm, and it’s often a private caregiver or …

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What is Elder Neglect Under California Law?

Elder abuse affects one of the most vulnerable populations: older adults. A person may even abuse an elder because of the victim’s vulnerability, defenselessness, or financial gain. Thankfully, California legislators don’t tolerate elder abuse or neglect, and the state has strict laws in place prohibiting abuse among nursing homes, caregivers, and family members.