Caregiver Neglect & Abuse
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Millions of elderly and disabled Americans rely on the assistance of a caregiver to assist them in their daily lives. Caregivers require a unique blend of compassion, strength, endurance, and patience in order to provide a person in need with quality care, as they can easily spend an excess of 50 hours per week tending to the needs of a patient. Unfortunately, this time commitment and stress can take a toll on a person and sometimes lead a caretaker to abuse or neglect their patient. If you believe your elderly or disabled loved one may have been mistreated by their caretaker, it is vital you retain the services of a Long Beach elder abuse lawyer at Siegel Law as soon as possible to protect your loved one’s rights.
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An Overview of Caregiver Abuse
Individuals who act as caregivers for an elderly or disabled person make up nearly 30 percent of the adult population in the United States, with many of these caregivers providing unpaid care for family members. This responsibility can cause caregivers to develop considerable anxiety, stress, and fatigue, causing them to feel trapped in their situation and resent the ones who rely on their care. In professional settings such as nursing homes and convalescent hospitals, insufficient staffing or poorly trained caretakers can lead to similar feelings of frustration and cause caretakers to become perpetrators of abuse. Caregiver abuse can occur in either a residential or institutional care setting and can be manifested in a variety of ways, including:
- Emotional abuse
- Psychological torment
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Stealing a patient's medication
Many instances of caregiver abuse go unnoticed and unreported, especially in instances where a patient is afflicted with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Patients who are abused by their caretakers often display a variety of warning signs such as low self-esteem, changes in eating or sleeping habits, visible marks on their bodies, reluctance to speak freely in the presence of the abuser, suspicious withdrawals from bank accounts, and poor hygiene.
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If you believe your loved one has been abused by a caregiver, know you can put a stop to it by retaining the services of a powerful attorney. Having experienced a similar tragedy within his own family, Long Beach attorney Travis Siegel understands the gravity of your situation and can provide the compassionate legal representation you need during this difficult time. With constant communication and an unshakable dedication to protecting your rights, Attorney Siegel can help you hold the responsible parties accountable and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
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