In a startling piece of footage, police in New Jersey have released a video showing a brutal case of elder abuse in progress. The video itself is disturbing, so viewer discretion is advised. You can see the video and the accompanying news story here.
Physical abuse of our senior citizens is the second most common form of elder mistreatment. Only neglect is more common. It's estimated that for every reported incident of elder abuse, five incidents are not reported. If you suspect that your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, contact authorities immediately. Californians can contact the California Domestic / Community hotline at (888) 436-3600 or the California Nursing Home / Long Term Care hotline at (800) 231-4024. Arizonans can contact the Arizona Elder Abuse hotline at (877) 767-2385 or (602) 674-4200. For other state hotlines, please visit the National Center on Elder Abuse website.
If your loved one is the victim of elder abuse, you may have legal recourse against the perpetrator(s). Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at (800) 333-0000 for a free consultation. Your consultation is completely confidential.