Common Types of Elder Abuse
Neglect- In a past study, the National Center on Elder Abuse found that 58 percent of older adults who participated admitted to being neglected.
Financial Exploitation- 41 out of 1,000 seniors in the U.S. have faced some form of financial exploitation.
Physical abuse- Approximately 15 percent of seniors have experienced physical abuse which can include slapping, punching, and pushing.
Verbal and sexual abuse- These types of elder abuse are less common than physical abuse but can be demoralizing and lead to a diminished quality of life.
Who is Vulnerable?
Any adult or senior living in a nursing home can become a victim put some factors make an older individual a likely target of abuse or neglect including:
Gender-Women account for 67 percent of ill-treatment and neglect victims, according to the NCEA.
Cognitive impairment from dementia or Alzheimer’s
Seniors who are regularly visited by loved ones are less likely to be targeted
Disabled or immobile residents
How Can You Help?
You can shield your loved one from abuse and neglect by:
Choosing a nursing home carefully
Visiting your loved one regularly
Learning the signs of abuse and neglect
Putting a granny cam in their room
Reporting any troubling incidents to facility administrators, and
Calling an elder abuse lawyer.
How Can a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Help?
If your loved one is the victim of abuse and neglect, an attorney can help you get them out of a dangerous facility and into a safer home. A nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer can also secure a settlement for your loved one’s medical expenses and emotional distress. We recommend you get legal counsel right away and let one of our exemplary lawyers begin working on your claim. USAttorneys will connect you with a dedicated professional who will stand up for your aging loved one, and fight for fair compensation. Set up a short consultation and learn all the ways our legal team in Minnesota can help you get justice for yourself or a loved one. Act soon, so you have time to build a proactive case.
Report Abuse to State Agencies
If you are a victim of elder abuse or witness someone being targeted, you should report the incident to a state agency listed below.
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center- Toll-Free 1-844-880-1574
Long-term Care Ombudsman in Minnesota:
Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
P.O. Box 64971
St. Paul, MN 55164-0971
Toll-Free at 1-800-657-3591
Minnesota Elder Justice Center
2610 University Avenue W., Suite 530,
St Paul, MN 55114