Nursing Home Neglect FAQ's


 What qualifies as "neglect" in the nursing home setting?

Neglect in a nursing home of an older person is defined as the failure to provide him or her with services essential to health and safety, such as food, clothing, supervision, and medical care. Depending on the case, these failures may come under the heading of neglect or abuse.

What is elder abuse?

“Elders” are afforded special protection under California law as embodied by the "Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA)". Abuse under an EADACPA claim is a civil action that may include "physical abuse, neglect, fiduciary abuse, abandonment, isolation or other treatment with resulting physical harm or pain or mental suffering, the deprivation by a care custodian of goods or services which are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering."

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