Do you suspect or know of an Elder that is being Neglected, Abused or Exploited?

Rancho-Cucamonga-Elder-Abuse-Attorney

If so, please contact our toll free number at 1-844-474-7500 or fill out the contact form below and the Coordinated Community Care Response Team will review your information and direct the concern to the necessary agency.

Please fill out the Contact Form as best as possible.

ELDER’S LAST NAME:

ELDER’S FIRST NAME:

ELDER’S MIDDLE INITIAL:

HOME ADDRESS:

CITY:

STATE:

ZIP:

COUNTY:

HOME PHONE:

CELL:

ELDER'S DATE OF BIRTH

PLEASE PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE REGARDING THE ELDER

All tips may be left anonymously or you can fill out the sections below if you wish to be contacted.

Your Name

Your Telephone

Your Email

 

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  • NEGLECT
    • Lack of basic hygiene, adequate food, or clean and appropriate clothing
    • Lack of medical aids (glasses, walker, teeth, hearing aid, medications)
    • Person with dementia left unsupervised
    • Person confined to bed is left without care
    • Home cluttered, filthy, in disrepair, or having fire and safety hazards
    • Home without adequate facilities (stove, refrigerator, heat, cooling, working plumbing and electricity)
    • Untreated pressure “bed” sores
  • FINANCIAL ABUSE/EXPLOITATION
    • Lack of amenities victim could afford
    • Vulnerable elder/adult “voluntarily” giving uncharacteristically excessive financial reimbursement/gifts for needed care and companionship
    • Caregiver has control of elder’s money but is failing to provide for elder’s needs
    • Vulnerable elder/adult has signed property transfers (Power of Attorney, new will, etc.) but is unable to comprehend the transaction of what it means
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL/EMOTIONAL ABUSE
    • Unexplained or uncharacteristic changes in behavior, such as withdrawal from normal activities, unexplained changes in alertness, other
    • Caregiver isolates elder (doesn’t let anyone into the home or speak to the elder)
    • Caregiver is verbally aggressive or demeaning, controlling, overly concerned about spending money, or uncaring
  • PHYSICAL/SEXUAL ABUSE
    • Inadequately explained fractures, bruises, welts, cute, sores, or burns
    • Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases

 

th4342WC0U12 Things that Anyone Can Do to PREVENT Elder Abuse

  • Learn the signs of elder abuse and neglect
  • Call or visit an elderly loved one and ask how he or she is doing
  • Provide a respite break for a caregiver
  • Ask your bank manager to train tellers on how to detect elder financial abuse
  • Ask your doctor to ask you and all other senior patients about possible family violence in their lives
  • Contact your local Adult Protective Services or Long-Term Care Ombudsman to learn how to support their work helping at-risk elders and adults with disabilities
  • Organize a “Respect Your Elders” essay or poster contest in your child’s school
  • Ask your religious congregation’s leader to give a talk about elder abuse at a service or to put a message about elder abuse in the bulletin
  • Volunteer to be a friendly visitor to a nursing home resident or to a homebound senior in your neighborhood
  • Send a letter to your local paper, radio or TV station suggesting that the cover World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15) or Grandparent’s Day (September)
  • Dedicate your bikeathon/marathon/other event to elder mistreatment awareness and prevention
  • Join the Ageless Alliance.  Ageless Alliance connects people of all ages, nationwide, who stand united for dignity of older adults and for the elimination of elder abuse.  You can join (it’s free) and get involved at agelessalliance.org

 

 Additional Links:

http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/public-services/s-a-l-t

http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/index.php/public-services/safe-bank-project

http://www.pickawaysheriff.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2014-Safe-Banking-Brocure.pdf

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Index.aspx

http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/

http://ageinplace.com/

https://www.usa.gov/health

http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.asp