People who are older, frail, and vulnerable cannot help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs. We are forced to trust others to assist our parents and grandparents as they age. They are dependent on others to assist them. When the people we trust, take advantage of the people we love, Rice & Bloomfield can make sure that justice is done.
With our population aging each year and more elders being dependent on others for care, each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected and exploited.
Elder abuse is a legal term which describes one or more of the following:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse, (this includes non-consensual sexual contact of any kind)
- Emotional or psychological mental anguish, e.g., humiliation, intimidation, or threats.
- Financial or material exploitation, (taking and using resources of an older person, without his/her consent)
- Caretaker neglect to provide goods or services necessary to avoid physical harm, mental anguish or mental illness, (this includes abandonment, denial of food or health related services)
If you or a loved one may have suffered from elder abuse, Rice & Bloomfield has the qualifications and experience to help you. Contact us online or call us to set up a FREE consultation.