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Elder Abuse, Harassment and Mistreatment

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Elder Abuse is unfortunately prevalent in today’s aging population. At Karlos Lawyers, we believe that the elderly deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and we deplore any form of abuse, including Elder Abuse. We believe that the elderly should feel safe, should be protected from harm, and should have access to and be provided with appropriate care as they age.

Elder abuse can be difficult to spot as it may be mistaken for symptoms of dementia, old-age or perpetrators of the abuse may disguise their abuse by these factors.

Elder abuse can occur in a variety of ways and is defined as any act that causes harm, (including physical, domestic, sexual, psychological, or emotional), to an elderly person within a relationship of trust. There is no specific definition of what age-range constitutes elderly however it is generally accepted that person above the age of 55 years old will be considered aging and may be declared elderly. Factors such as ethnicity, dependency and mobility play a critical factor in these matters.

If you suspect that a person is a victim of elder abuse, we strongly recommend you call 000 or 131 444.

We also recommend that after you contact the Police you contact our office so that we may investigate the circumstances and assist in the reporting of the matter to the appropriate authorities.

Elder Abuse may occur in the context of aged care facilities, hospitals, residential aged care services or at the hands of in-home caregivers.

Our team have extensive experience in abuse and injury claims; we can assist the elderly who have been subjected to any form of abuse, including:

  • Deprivation of care, routine, or freedom of movement.
  • Unsanitary living conditions.
  • Inappropriate confinement or restraint.
  • Deprived living conditions.
  • Inappropriate assertion of power or control.
  • Neglectful medical procedures.
  • Physical abuse.
  • Financial abuse.
  • Sexual abuse.
  • Verbal abuse.
  • Emotional abuse.

 

In the context of aged care facilities and service providers, we have found that elder abuse typically arises from inadequate training of staff, poor supervision, lack of communication, support and resources resulting in either deliberate or negligent instances of abuse.

Stand strong against Elder Abuse and get in contact with our team today.

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