Every day, headlines throughout the U.S. paint a grim picture of seniors who have been abused, neglected, and exploited; often by people they trust the most. Abusers may be spouses, family members, personal acquaintances, professionals in positions of trust or opportunistic strangers who prey on the vulnerable. The aged and infirmed are often the easiest targets for abuse, neglect and exploitation.
To report elder abuse by phone, call the Florida Department of Elder Affairs at 1.800.962.2873 (800.96.ABUSE). Press 2 to report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable adult. You may also report elder abuse online, at https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/
Reporting elder abuse can be done completely confidentially.
Residents in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities are equally entitled to protection and safety. Therefore, numerous federal and state laws were developed to provide nursing home residents protection from abuse and neglect. Additionally, residents have privacy, security and other rights which can be enforced. Placement in a nursing home should not mean the end of autonomy and respect, and we at Griffin & Griffin work to ensure our clients receive all they deserve.
At Griffin & Griffin we take these problems seriously and work hard with our clients and families to protect them from exposure to these risks and ensure that they are not victims of such abuse, neglect or exploitation. However, if one of our clients has been abused, neglected or exploited we work hard with agencies and advocates across the State to ensure that any perpetrator is brought to justice.
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7077 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231