Residential Care Elder Abuse and Neglect
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) can be a wonderful home for residents who require assistance with daily living activities, including taking meals, grooming and hygiene, but do not have need for skilled nursing care. Unfortunately, RCFEs are not immune to instances of residential care elder abuse and neglect.
The signs of elderly residential care elder abuse or neglect may include:
- Bruises, cuts or scrapes
- Rapid weight loss
- Bedsores/pressure sores
- Unused or too-quickly depleted medications
- Mood swings, mood change or emotional withdrawal
- Fearful behavior in the presence of staff
- Unsanitary conditions
- Sudden or unexplained changes to a will, money transfers or withdrawals
Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly are licensed by the California Department of Social Services and must comply with a comprehensive list of regulations. RCFEs that fail to meet their regulatory obligations are responsible each year for thousands of injuries and wrongful deaths of elderly residents, and millions of dollars compensation paid to affected families.
RCFE residents may be unable to communicate abuse or neglect problems due to their condition, or be unwilling to do so for fear of additional mistreatment. If you suspect your loved on is the victim of mental, physical, financial or neglectful residential care facility abuse, contact Moran Law immediately to consult with a qualified California elder abuse attorney. We will help you protect your loved one’s safety and health, and explore with you all legal options for satisfaction.