Elder Abuse & Neglect

As we age, our physical and cognitive abilities decline. Seniors in our society often require assistance from younger generations in familial care and professional care. Tragically, their vulnerability can lead to abuse and neglect from caretakers. At Gharibian Law, we are specifically dedicated to representing and protecting the elderly population.

Recognizing Elder Abuse

It can be disheartening to see a senior figure in your life lose their capacities. Unfortunately, it is common for adults to overlook vulnerabilities in older generations after a lifetime of looking up to them as a leader and authority figures. Because of this, understanding the different types and signs of elder abuse is absolutely vital.
  • Physical Abuse. Any purposeful force used against an elder that causes physical pain, impairment, or injury is considered abusive. If a caretaker aggressively grabs your loved one, shoves them, or otherwise tries to limit their physical mobility harshly, you may be looking at physical abuse.
  • Emotional Abuse. Words or actions that create mental distress qualify as emotional abuse. This type of abuse can take the form of isolating an elder from activities or friends, ridiculing them, threatening them, or even scapegoating them.
  • Neglect. Neglect can be difficult to identify because, in this case, the lack of care is the abuse itself. If a caretaker fails to administer medication, does not help a senior to the bathroom, or ignores their cries for help, it can be considered neglect.
  • Financial. Any unauthorized retrieval or use of an elder's property or funds could be considered financial abuse. Financial a can include signature forging, embezzlement, identity theft, and unauthorized use of a personal credit card.
How Gharibian Law Will Handle Your Elder Abuse Cases
If any of these situations sound familiar to you, call Gharibian Law now to discuss your loved one’s condition. We will gather evidence, build a case against your loved one’s abuser, and do everything in our power to restore a sense of autonomy and dignity to your loved one and your family.