There are many facilities in Temecula, Murrieta, Hemet, and other cities of Riverside county that care for our elders and dependent adults. These individuals are vulnerable and require a high level of protection because they are not able to care for themselves. In order to protect them, the Elder and Dependent Adult Civil Protection act was enacted in California. This legislature is a protective measure that will hold individuals and corporations responsible for any abuse or neglect in civil court by forcing them to pay damages and penalties for their actions. As an elder abuse attorney serving Temecula, we understand the complicated laws and legislature meant to protect our vulnerable seniors.

Unfortunately, there are too many corporations that are in violation of senior abuse and neglecting these elders and dependent adults and are profiting greatly from it. These establishments include Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), and Long Term Care Centers (LTCC). These facilities pride themselves on having the skills, equipment and staff needed to care for all of their patients, but unfortunately it is not always true and may result in senior abuse.

These are our loved ones who are being cared for in these facilities—ours moms, dads and grandparents. Many of these organizations under-staff their facilities with those that are poorly trained and ill-equipped to take care of their patients. These decisions to prioritize profits often times cause a lapse in care and result in neglect and even abuse without regard to elder law in Temecula and surrounding areas.

One of our cases, featured in an article in The Sacramento Bee, speaks to this unfortunate reality.

These are the common types of injuries that are seen in many elder abuse/dependent adult abuse cases:

  • Falls (and resulting injuries)
  • Bed Sores and Other Skin Neglect
  • Malnutrition
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Severe Weight Loss
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive Wandering (including outside of the facility)
  • Over-medication (on purpose to quiet the Elder)
  • Abandonment
  • Head Injuries
  • Poor Hygiene
  • Psychological and Emotional Abuse
  • Isolation
  • Broken bones
  • Infection

If you or your loved one has experienced abuse or neglect in any of these facilities, seek legal help from one of our Temecula elder abuse attorneys. We are experienced in handling these cases and will fight on your behalf so that you receive full justice in your case.