What is elder abuse?

Elder abuse occurs when an elderly person suffers intentional or reckless harm at the hands of someone who takes advantage of their vulnerable condition. The abuse can take various forms including physical, sexual, mental or financial.

Elder abuse can occur in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, as well as in private homes. Common examples of elder abuse include failure to provide basic care, purposeful infliction of injury, neglect or physical confinement.

Many senior citizens require full-time care due to their age and medical conditions. As a result, they rely on nursing home staff to take care of their needs. Unfortunately, there are cases in which Florida nursing home staff mistreat residents by abusing and neglecting them.

If your loved one has been suffering from elder abuse, you can take legal action against the negligent party. Contact the experienced nursing home abuse attorneys at Joyce & Reyes to learn how we can help. We have obtained million dollar verdicts and settlements in Tampa nursing home cases.

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