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In California, Elders are defined as persons 65 years and older.

Under California law, Elder Abuse can be Criminal and/or Civil.

Criminal Elder Abuse occurs where any person knowing a person to be an Elder, willfully causes or permits any elder to suffer, or inflicts unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering on the Elder. It also covers situations where a person willfully causes or permits the Elder to be placed in a situation in which Elder’s health is endangered.

Civil law defines Civil Elder Abuse to include physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction, or other treatment resulting in physical harm or pain or mental suffering. It also means the deprivation by a care custodian of goods or services that are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering.

The Kiken Group, A Professional Corporation, can assist you in the prosecution of a Civil Action for Elder Abuse, including a request for damages and for injunctive relief to prohibit further action by the abuser and to protect the Elder.