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A Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (or RCFE) is a housing facility for elderly individuals that need help with day-to-day living activities, such as assistance with walking or getting up and down, eating, visiting the restroom, taking medications, grooming and personal hygiene, etc. It is not a medical facility, but a physician must approve the decision to place the elder into an RCFE.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for RCFE physical elder abuse to happen. There are numerous reports of injury, death, and neglect of elders at such facilities, due to abuse or neglect coming from the facility's caregivers. Physical abuse in a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly can be both a criminal and civil offense under California state law.
Criminal RCFE physical elder abuse of an elderly resident occurs when a person willfully causes pain or suffering to the individual, purposefully neglects them, permits another to physically abuse or neglect them, or puts them in any situation that would endanger their health. RCFE physical elder abuse can also include sexual abuse, deprivation of medication or food, and physical or chemical restraint. Any type of physical elder abuse inflicted upon an elderly person can cause massive harm to his or her health and wellbeing. Physical abuse in a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) is a violation against civil law.
An elder abuse lawyer can help stop physical abuse in a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE). In 2014, California law passed a RCFE Reform Act with 9 new bills to help prevent cases of elderly abuse in these facilities. Physical abusers are violating the law and must be held accountable for their actions. It is the responsibility of caregivers in these RCFE's to protect and take care of the elderly. If your loved one is suffering physical elder abuse in an RCFE, an attorney will help you notify the authorities and seek civil remedies.
If you are a relative of an elderly person whom you suspect is suffering from Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) physical abuse, call us today. Attorney Search Network can help you locate an elder abuse lawyer to help you.
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