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nursing home neglectMany individuals and families know to look for signs of elder abuse in order to protect their most senior members, but according to California agencies, there’s still a disturbingly high rate of elder abuse in the state. A new guideline from the California Department of Justice (CDJ), in coordination with the AARP, shows over 200,000 cases of elder abuse annually in California.

According to the CDJ, there are some primary types of elder abuse that too often go unnoticed. One is abuse in long-term care facilities. Another one is physical abuse by family members or others. The third kind of common elder abuse is financial abuse. This type of crime is often considered more complex and less easy to identify.

What can people do about financial elder abuse? The CDJ has put forward some key tips for protecting the finances of elders who are likely to fall prey to all kinds of predatory practices. One tip is to use the available Do Not Call List to limit the access of unscrupulous telemarketers into a senior’s home. This is something that caregivers or younger family members can do for an elderly person. Seniors are also encouraged to be careful in parting with personal information and to maintain correct power of attorney to stop opportunistic individuals from robbing them through legal technicalities.

Unfortunately, elder abuse is still common in California. If you suspect someone in your family is a victim, call our California elder abuse lawyer, Samer Habbas. Mr. Habbas has helped many clients deal with the troubling aspects of different types of elder abuse. Call The Law Offices of Samer Habbas at 888-848-5084 today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.

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