California Welfare & Institutions Code § 15610.07
Under California law, "Abuse of an elder or a dependent
adult" means either of the following:
(a) Physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse,
abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment
with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering.
(b) The deprivation by a care custodian of goods or
services that are necessary to avoid physical harm or