Elder Abuse And The Law in Las Vegas Elder abuse can be described as any action, inaction or neglect that causes harm or distress to an elderly person. This type of abuse can basically be divided into 7 categories: – Physical abuse – Emotional, mental or psychological abuse – Neglect, abandonment and self neglect (refusal…

Recently, Governor Brown signed several bills that were part of the RCFE Reform Act of 2014. These bills became effective in 2015 and will help protect residents at Residential Care Facilities (RCFE) from abuse and/or neglect. The bills will implement several changes, including, increasing staffing at RCFEs and increasing fines/penalties against RCFEs that mistreat residents….

The San Diego Union-Tribune ran a story on February 3, 2015 regarding the use of surveillance cameras in nursing homes. As the story points out, the State does not currently allow the use of cameras in resident’s room based upon privacy concerns. Cameras are allowed in the common areas of nursing homes and RCFEs. These…

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 44% of nursing home residents claim they have been abused at a nursing home. This statistic may actually not represent the full extent of abuse suffered by residents, as verbal abuse often goes unreported. People often feel ashamed or embarrassed to discuss verbal abuse. In 2013, the…

Families often struggle with the decision to place an older loved one into a nursing home, residential care facility and/or assisted living facility. Loved ones struggle with the difficult decision of having to place the care of a loved one into the hands of a third party. They must balance this difficult decision with the…

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