Elder abuse is anytime somebody takes advantage of an elderly person in an improper manner. In other words, if a person is in a nursing home and they are not cared for properly or they’re physically abused, or sexually abused, or emotionally abused. A lot of times, elderly are vulnerable and really want help. Unfortunately, there are people out there that prey on the elderly.
That can also get into financial issues where they take advantage of the person and then get access to their bank accounts, to their investment accounts, to their real property records. Sometimes, we have to get the criminal authorities involved in order to deal with a criminal act. We at D’Amore Law Group handle those types of case to try and help the elderly person that’s been exploited.