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Self-neglect occurs when an elder refuses care for him/herself. Self-neglect elder abuse cases have no perpetrator. Self-neglect cases are often associated with mental health problems, substance abuse, dementia, and depression. Self-neglect represents 40-50 percent of elder abuse cases.
When an elder goes through self-neglect, it can bring about significant danger to his/her health. An elder may be unable to provide food, clothing, shelter or medical care. The symptoms that usually give notice of elder self-neglect to a nursing home or family member are dehydration, malnutrition, poor personal hygiene, unsafe living conditions, and inadequate clothing. If a member of a nursing home does not recognize self-neglect, it may be grounds for an elder abuse case. If a child or member of the elder's home recognizes self-neglect, they may use that as grounds for establishing legal guardianship.
When someone you love is going through elder self-neglect, whether at a nursing home or at home, it is important to know the laws that apply. An elder abuse lawyer can be a good resource for explaining your options. A lawyer can help you establish self-neglect as elder abuse if a nursing home fails to recognize the symptoms of self-neglect. An elder abuse lawyer can also help you set up legal guardianship.
If your loved one is exhibiting self-neglect and you need an elder abuse lawyer, contact Attorney Search Network today. We can help you find an elder abuse lawyer for self-neglect issues.
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