We assist individuals or family members who have been abused at nursing homes, hospitals,
or by care givers. We are the Orange County Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys ready to assist
due to injuries from nursing abuse, or elder neglect.
Nursing Home Neglect is covered by Elder Abuse Law the California Legislature enacted the Elder Adult and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act due to a growing awareness of the problem of elder abuse. These statutes are designed to protect an elder or dependent person from physical and financial abuse.
Those protected are not only elders, a person residing in California who is 65 years of age or older, but dependent adults, who is any person residing in California between the ages of 16 and 64 who has physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights.
Additionally, a dependent adult includes any person between the ages of 18 and 64 who is admitted to a 24-hour health care facility, including general acute care hospitals.
Nursing Home Neglect Includes:
- Failure to assist in personal hygiene of in the provision of food, clothing, or shelter.
- Failure to provide medical care for physical and mental health needs.
- Failure to protect from health and safety hazards.
- Failure to prevent malnutrition or dehydration.