Neglect is the failure to provide necessary care, assistance, or attention, thus causing serious physical, mental, or emotional harm or damage or loss of assets.

One Example of Neglect

An adult son is still living at home with his mother. The son is working or not usually available during the daytime. The mother is housebound and dependent on the son for food and personal care.

The son, who really doesn’t enjoy looking after his aging mother, is not taking care of her needs—leaving her hungry, soiled, and in need of medical attention. Unhappy with his life, the son takes his resentment out on his mother and yells at her frequently. Sometimes, he even hits her. He tells her that if she complains, he will leave her or send her to a home.

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