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If you have a loved one that has suffered injury or death due to negligence or abuse there are laws that protect elderly and disabled from neglect.  

WHO IS PROTECTED UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW FROM ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT?

California law protects elders, dependant adults, and developmentally disabled persons from many types of abuse and neglect.  An "elder" is anyone within California who is 65 years or older. 

A "dependant" adult ia any person between the ages of 18 and 64 who resides in California and who has physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights.  A dependant adult may also include the elderly, those suffering from dementia, the developmentally disabled, the brain injured psychiatric patients and, in some instances, thiose in rehabilitation facilities. 

WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE?

ABUSE OF AN ELDER OR DEPENDANT CAN BE:

Abondonment (desertion of an elder by his or caregiver)

abduction (removal from and/ or restraint outside California)

finanical - illegal or unethical exploitation or use of elders assets, funds,and or property

isolation intentional prevention from of an elder from communicating with others

neglect ( failure by caretakers to perform duties and obligations relating to elders health and welfare

physcial abuse infliction of pain and suffering including use of physical restraints and prescription drugs 

other treatment that can cause physical harm and suffering. 

In addition, the denial by a care custodian of goods or services necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering constitutes elder abuse under California Law.  Care custodians are administrators or employees of any facility proving care or services for elders and dependant adults. 

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