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Elder abuse is a rampant problem in Southern California and San Diego. As San Diego residents become senior citizens and enter nursing homes, there is an unfortunately high risk of suffering nursing home abuse and/or neglect. Senior abuse can lead to physical or psychological injury, or even death.

If you or a loved one suffered senior abuse while residing at a nursing home or by a caregiver, you have legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for injury and related damages you've sustained. Enlist the expertise of top reviewed San Diego senior abuse attorney Mission Legal Center specializing in nursing home abuse and neglect.

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The Statistics

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA): According to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS):

The Types of Nursing Home Abuse in San Diego County

Emotional Abuse – Causing anguish, distress or mental pain on an elderly person Financial Abuse/Exploitation - Illegal misuse of funds, property or assets belonging to the elder Neglect/Abandonment - Denying an elderly person basic human needs: food, water, shelter or protection Physical Abuse - Harming, or threatening to harm, an elderly person with physical pain or injury Sexual Abuse – Harming an elderly person with non-consensual sex

Financial Abuse Warning Signs

Financial abuse can sometimes be more difficult to spot than physical abuse, so it's important to look for the warning signs:

The Next Step

If you believe a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse and/or neglect, contact Mission Legal Center. We are San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys and Elder Abuse and Neglect attorneys with a proven record of success in helping those who suffer from serious injuries, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require. Call for a free consultation and case specific guidance: (619) 564-4455. You may also contact us or follow us on Facebook.

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Q: What is domestic elder abuse?

A: Harm or mistreatment of an elderly person in San Diego and surrounding communities committed by a close relative (spouse, sibling, child), friend or caregiver.

Q: What is institutional elder abuse in San Diego?

A: Harm or mistreatment of an elderly person occurring in a residential facility like an assisted living facility, group home or nursing home in greater San Diego. The violator is typically the legal or contractual caregiver.

Q: What is APS?

A: APS is Adult Protective Services, a county social services agency in San Diego that, among many other things, looks into reported suspicions of elder abuse.

For more information about nursing home abuse and neglect in San Diego,
click here. If you have reason to believe an elder you love is being abused in their home, or in a nursing home, contact Mission Legal today.