We see and hear about horrific abuse targeting the elderly, ranging from scams to neglect. One local case came to light in 2005, and it was a stomach turning investigation. A 75-year old Kirkland woman died after living in filthy conditions. Her daughter was convicted of neglect.
Washington law provides substantial protection for vulnerable adults. These adults include–but are not limited to–the elderly. Vulnerable adults also include younger persons who have been injured in accidents or are born with challenges that prevent them from caring for themselves.