No one wants to think of the parents or grandparents that raised them as being abused or victims of elder neglect in Sacramento. However, statistics show that it happens a lot more than people could ever imagine. Many elderly people are abused not only in nursing homes, but their own homes as well, by caregivers or other people that are supposed to be able to trust. There are different types of elder neglect and abuse out there that you need to watch out for with your elderly loved ones. Read on below for a few of the different types.

Physical Elder Abuse
Physical elder abuse is considered the non-accidental act of force that causes bruises, injuries, or the elderly patient to be in any type of pain. This type of abuse includes, but is not limited, to the following.

*Physical assaults
*Shoving and pushing
*Using medications when not needed
*Restraints for no reason
*Confinement for no reason

Emotional Elder Abuse
Emotional abuse is just as damaging as physical abuse. Some instances are listed below.

*Yelling or threats
*Humiliation
*Blaming the elderly person
*Ignoring
*Isolating the elderly from their friends and family

Elder Neglect
Elder neglect in Sacramento is seen as not performing the duties tasked to the caregiver to help improve the elderly patient’s daily life. Whether intentional or unintentional, failure to take care of your caregiver duties is immoral and illegal. Elder neglect can come in many forms, from financial to healthcare fraud and abuse.

These are just a few of the types of elder neglect and abuse that is happening on a daily basis. If you feel that you or someone you know is the victim of any of these types of neglect and abuse get help. For more information, contact the professionals at Dudensing Attorney at Law for help.